Anna Tuschling received her PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland, with a dissertation on ‘Klatsch im Chat. Freuds Theorie des Dritten im Zeitalter elektronischer Kommunikation’. In 2006, she was a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s German Department. From 2006 to 2009, she was a Post-doc at the Institut für Medienwissenschaft der Universität Basel and in 2010 she was a visiting scholar at the Humboldt University, Berlin (SNF Fellowship for Advanced Researchers). Since April 2010, she has been Assistant Professor in Media and Anthropological Knowledge at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. She has conceptualized and is the head of the research group of the same name within the Mercator Research Group ‘Spaces Of Anthropological Knowledge: Production And Transfer’ and is a member of the DFG research network ‘Spielformen der Angst.’ Her research interests include the media history of affect research, critical media anthropology, cultural theories of fear, the history of digitality, as well as techniques and regimes of learning.