A photo of Lena Sophie Trüper

Lena Sophie Trüper

Ph.D. Student

E-mail: lstrueper@g.ucla.edu Fields of interest: European Cinema • Media Cultures • Gender Studies • Critical Theory • Digital Humanities

Lena Sophie Trüper studied Art History and Cultural Education at Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 2017, she graduated with her thesis, “In the Aquarium of Cybernetics,” on nature metaphors in the media art of the 1990s. Due to her professional training as a laboratory assistant in the chemical industries before her academic career, she developed a strong interest in automated systems and interdisciplinary research. After finishing her studies, Lena worked as a research assistant (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the DFG research training group “Knowledge in the Arts” at Universität der Künste in Berlin. She also got some working experience at several museums and institutions, including Städel Museum Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Max-Planck-Institut Empirical Aesthetics Franfkurt as well as Goldkammer Frankfurt and DZ Bank Art Foyer.

Her research interests include the cultural history of cybernetics, ecology and environmental studies, cinema, art and technology studies, contemporary media cultures and Digital Humanities.

Lena speaks English, German, Spanish, French  and elementary Italian. Her attentions also entangle with gardening, hiking and cooking.


  • M.A. Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main (2017)