Christiane Fischer is a Ph.D. candidate in the German Department at Rutgers University. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Between Skin and Surface: The Cinematic Cut in German Film and Literature 1989-2018”, which centers on global image economies and investigates various intersections of image production, distribution, and consumption in contemporary German film, literature and media art. More specifically, her project focuses on the transition from analog to digital media technologies, thereby examining the limits of representation and the possibility of an “authentic” image. Before joining Rutgers in 2016 Christiane completed her B.A. in comparative literature at the University of Vienna and the University of St. Andrews.