Lena Vöcklinghaus works as a reasearch assistant in the doctoral programme „Schreibszene Frankfurt“. She writes her phd thesis on aesthetic and social practices of contemporary literary performances, applying ethnographic methods to the literary field. Beforehand, she studied sociology, cultural studies and creative writing in Mannheim, Bogotá, Frankfurt/Oder and Hildesheim. She was an editor of the literary magazine BELLA triste and co-curated and co-organized the literary festival PROSANOVA 2014. She lives in Frankfurt and Berlin.