Ulrich Meurer


since 2019 Visiting Professor at the Visual Studies Platform and - since 2020 - in the BA Program "Culture, Politics and Society", Central European University CEU, Vienna
2019-2020 Adjunct Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Dusseldorf
2018 Research Fellow, Stanley J. Seeger Center, Princeton University
2017-2018 Visiting Professor, Visual Studies Platform, Central European University CEU, Budapest
2016 Visiting Professor of Film Studies, Department of Media Studies (IfM), Ruhr-University Bochum
Adjunct Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies (tfm), University of Vienna
2012-2015 Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies (tfm), University of Vienna
2009-2012 Visiting Professor (Film History and Theory), Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies (tfm), University of Vienna
2006-2009 Assistant Professor (Literature / Media / Theory), Department of Comparative Literature, University of Leipzig
2006 Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literary Studies, University of Munich; Associate in the doctoral program in literary studies ProLit
2004-2006 Assistant in third-party funded research projects at the University of Munich, Departments of Comparative, American, and Modern Greek Studies: Conception and organization of interdisciplinary lecture series on film
Doctoral Studies (PhD) at the University of Constance, Schools of American and Media Studies
1995–2003 Freelance editor, reviewer, and translator (English-German, French-German) for the publishing houses Random House, Schirmer und Graf, Heyne and Piper, Munich
1990–1997 Undergraduate / Graduate Studies (Comparative Literature, Theater Studies, British and American Literary Studies), University of Munich


2018 2nd Prize ("special mention") from the jury of the Society for Media Studies GfM's annual Karsten-Witte-Award for best article in film studies
2018 Visiting Fellowship at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University: Project "Gold Ground / Silver Screen: The Byzantine Form in (Post-)Cinema"
2014 Grant and research visit at the Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini, Venice: Initiation of the project "Gold Ground / Silver Screen"
2010 Research grant at the Centre national de cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) and the Archives francaises de film (AFF), Paris
2006 Publication Grant of the German Research Foundation DFG
2004/05 City of Constance Prize to Promote Young Academics at the University of Constance (best doctoral thesis in the humanities 2004/05)
1994 Oskar-Karl-Forster-Stipend of the Bavarian Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts


since 2021 Reviewer for the fellowship program of the Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest
2021-2022 Co-organizer of the conference & exhibition We : Refugees - Constellations 1933 2022, Aristotle University & Goethe-Institute Thessaloniki, May 2022 // Curator of two film screenings on topics of migration
2018 Curator of the series 5 Simple Pieces: Screening of contemporary Greek short films, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University
2016-2018 Co-organizer & member of the scientific committee of the 3rd International Conference on Greek Film Cultures "Strategies of the Documentary" (a cooperation of the University of Vienna and the Blickle Cinema, Belvedere 21 / Museum of Contemporary Art)
2014 Research visit at the Princeton University Library and Archives, Princeton, NJ
2014-2017 Member of the working group "Digital Humanities" at the tfm, University of Vienna
since 2014 Registered consultant of the HQA Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency for the evaluation of academic study programs (commissioned by the Greek Ministry of Education)
2013 Scientific cooperation with the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna (lecture and screenings on 'Psychic Media')
2012 Member of the scientific committee of the tfm research focus "escape! Exit Strategies in Art, Media and Science", University of Vienna
2011 Research and teaching visit at the Departments of Art and Archaeology and Classics, Princeton University, NJ
2011 Co-leader of the summer school „Translation as Intermedia Operation“ at the International Writers and Translators’ Center of Rhodes, Greece
2009-2018 Peer Reviewer for SYN-Magazin (Publication for the promotion of academic articles at the tfm), University of Vienna
2007–2009 Founding editor of the Deleuze-Vokabularium (mail-based electronic periodical of the „Research Group Gilles Deleuze“), University of Leipzig, Germany
2006-2009 Coordinator of the European Erasmus student exchange program at the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Leipzig
2003–2005 Participant in annual lecture series on film, Department of German Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany


  • Europoean Network for Cinema and Media Studies NECS
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies SCMS
  • Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft GfM [Association for Media Studies] / Charter member of the GfM's Work Group "Media Studies and Politcal Theory"
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien DGfA [German Association For American Studies]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft DGAVL [German Society for Comparative Literary Studies]