Cornelia Jöchner is Professor of Art History at Ruhr-Universität Bochum with a particular focus on architecture history. After her studies of art history, Italian philology and European ethnology at Philipps-Universität Marburg she received a doctorate from there in 1996 and was appointed researcher afterwards. Her later academic career led her to the graduate school “Politische Ikonographie/ Stadt” of the Kunsthistorisches Seminar at Universität Hamburg, to the universities of Cottbus and Bamberg as well as to the Kunsthistorisches Institut Florence of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Before having been appointed Professor at Universität Bochum she was also speaker of the research network “Räume der Stadt, Perspektiven einer kunsthistorischen Forschung” (“Spaces oft he City, Perspectives of an Art Historical Research”). Her research mainly deals with the methodology and history of architectural research, urban spaces, art historical space theory and anthropology as well as political spaces, gardening and architecture in particular. At Topoi she held a senior fellow position within the research group (B-I-2) Fuzzy Borders.