Hania Siebenpfeiffer has been an associate member of the ICI since 2006 and currently is a visiting professor at the Institut für deutsche Philologie of the LMU Munich. 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. From 2008 to 2014, she held a junior professorship at the University of Greifswald and was visiting professor at the University of Cologne from 2014 to 2016. 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.