Miriam Althammer is a research associate at the Center for Contemporary Dance (CCD) at the University for Music and Dance Cologne with a focus on “Archives, Media, Arts”. She studied Theater Studies, Art History and Modern German Literature at the LMU Munich and Dance Studies at the University of Berne. Her dissertation deals with re/visions of European dance histories using the example of the East/West exchange at Tanzquartier Wien, with a focus on knowledge networks of contemporary dance in Southeast Europe and its transmission in archival materials, oral history interviews and artistic practices. From 2016 to 2019 she was a lecturer in the BA Dance at the Dance Theater Institute of the Theater Academy Krakow and from 2017 to 2019 a research associate at the Chair for Theater Studies at the University of Bayreuth. In addition to her academic work, she accompanies various projects, mostly at the interface between performative and visual arts, with curatorial and artistic research. She works as an author for newspapers, magazines and blogs as well as an editor for the online magazine tanznetz.de. She is a member of the juries for contemporary dance of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich as well as the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT).