Born in Grieskirchen (Upper Austria) in 1974, studied History and Political Science in Vienna and Trier from 1992–1999, Doctorate studies in History from 1999–2003, supported by the Academy of Sciences with a DOC-scholarship from 2001–2003. The dissertation, which was completed in 2003, was awarded the Michael Mitterauer Research Prize for Societal, Cultural and Economic History in 2004. Since 1999 she has been involved in various different scientific projects. She has been a member of the board of the Institute for Research on the Early Modern Period since 2000. Since 2002 she has worked as a university assistant at the History Institute of the University of Vienna. From 2009–2016 she did provenance research and since March 2016 she has worked as an archivist for the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
History of sexuality, criminality, religion and gender in the Early Modern Era, Provenance Research (National Socialist Time)