Franziska is a researcher in English Literature, the History of Science and Science Communication.
She completed a doctoral thesis on Dreams and Visions in Victorian Psychology and Fantastic Literature at Brasenose College Oxford. She is also a trained communication & media scientist, currently working on a new project on children’s literature, psychology and environmentalism.
Besides her academic work, she is active as broadcaster, curator and translator, having recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time" programme, international television and print media. She co-curated the Royal Entomological Society-funded exhibition "Insects through the Looking Glass" at Oxford's Story Museum, and acted as consultant for Compton Verney's "Magical Mechanical Museum" exhibition alongside Simon Schaffer.
Franziska teaches Victorian, Fantastic and Children’s Literature, and has in the past worked as journalist and translator, most recently for MARVEL Comics.