Hania Siebenpfeiffer is a professor at the Department for German Studies and Arts at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. She studied German literature and media, political sciences, history of art, and psychology at the University of Marburg and the FU Berlin. In 2007, she was appointed Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois/UC. She has taught at the University of Greifswald, the University of Cologne, and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Her fields of research include German and European Literature from the 16th century to the present, with an emphasis on early modern (16th to 18th Century) and modern European literature and culture (20th to today).
Her academic focus lies on the interrelation between literature, science, and knowledge on the one hand, and literature and law on the other. In addition, she works and has published on Foucault and discourse theory, matter and (literary) materiality, gender, science fiction, and crime novels. She has also worked extensively on authors such as Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, Sibylla Schwarz, Alfred Döblin, and Rahel Sanzara.