Tullio Richter-Hansen holds a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Theater, Film and Media Studies and a PhD (Dr. phil.) in Film Studies from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Germany. He is the author of the book ‘Friktionen des Terrors. Ästhetik und Politik des US-Kinos nach 9/11’ (Frictions of Terror. Aesthetics and Politics of U.S. Post-9/11 Cinema), published in 2017. He previously worked as lecturer in Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and currently holds a postdoctoral position at FU Berlin as part of the DFG-funded research project ‘Figurations of Difference in Moving Images' (2019-2021), heading a sub-project on the interlinking of human differentiations in film|sports. His additional research topics include: film/genre theory, gender media studies, audiovisual historicizations of hip-hop, weirdness as aesthetics and affect.