Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens is a Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and a Visiting Fellow at the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences.
She has a background in Comparative Literature, Popular Entertainment Studies and Science in Fiction Studies. In 2018 she organised ANU's first interdisciplinary conference on Circus & Science.
Her research focuses on the history and aesthetics of popular arts and the interface between comic performance and technology. In particular, she explores the cultural history and relevance of violent clowns, comic and mad scientists in fiction and other media.
Anna-Sophie is nominated for the 2019 Crawford Medal of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She is the editor-in-chief of the English section of the online journal w/k - Between Science and Art."