After completing a BA in Comparative Literature at the Free University of Berlin and a MA in Kunstwissenschaft at the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Judith Rottenburg received her PhD in Art History from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in 2017. As a member of the international doctoral program MIMESIS at LMU from 2013 to 2016, she undertook research visits to Dakar, New York City and Paris, completing her PhD dissertation on the cosmopolitan arts in post-independence Senegal. In 2016/2017, she was a research fellow at the German Forum for Art History Paris in the context of the annual theme “L’art en France à la croisée des cultures”. Since 2017, she is a post-doctoral researcher in the ERC funded project „Developing Theatre“ at LMU. Since 2018, she also works in the research project “Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology” at Humboldt University Berlin.