Gabriele Schabacher

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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schabacher

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Professor for Media and Culture Studies
Institute of Film, Theatre, Media and Culture Studies
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Philosophicum I, 3. OG, Raum 03-548
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55128 Mainz

Tel: +49 6131 39 31720


  • 2004: Dissertation, University of Cologne (German Literature)
  • 1998: Magister Artium. German Philology, Psychology and Philosophy, University of Cologne.

Research Experience

  • Since 2017: Professor for Media and Culture Studies (Medienkulturwissenschaft) at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • 2014–2017: Professor (temporary) for the History and Theory of Cultural Techniques at the Bauhaus University Weimar
  • 2009–2014: Post-doc position as scientific Coordinator at the Research Training Group „Locating Media“ (German Research Foundation) at the University of Siegen and lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Siegen
  • 1999–2009: Research Fellow at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 427) „Media and Cultural Communication“ (German Research Foundation). Universities of Cologne, Bonn, and Aachen.

Relevant Publications

  • Dizdar, D., Hirschauer, S., Paulmann, J., & Schabacher, G. (Eds.). (2021). Humandifferenzierung: Disziplinäre Perspektiven und empirische Sondierungen. Velbrück Wissenschaft.
  • Schabacher, G. (2018). Abandoned Infrastructures. Technical Networks beyond Nature and Culture. Zeitschrift Für Medien- Und Kulturforschung, 9(1), 127–145.
  • Schabacher, G. (2019). Staged Wrecks. The Railroad Crash between Infrastructural Lesson and Amusement. In M. Korn (Ed.), Infrastructuring Publics/Making Infrastructures Public (pp. 185–206). Springer VS.
  • Schabacher, G. (2020). Waiting: Cultural Techniques, Media, and Infrastructures. In Cultural Techniques (pp. 73–86). De Gruyter.
  • Schabacher, G. (in press). Time and Technology. The Temporalities of Care. In A. Volmar & K. Stine (Eds.), Hardwired Temporalities. Media, Infrastructures, and the Patterning of Time. Amsterdam University Press.