Kerstin Stutterheim, DPhil, is professor in creative practice and director of research at the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University, and visiting professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Bournemouth University. Before, she was the Rektor (principal) of the Academy of Media Arts KHM Cologne, and Professor for dramaturgy and Aesthetics of audio-visual media at Film University Babelsberg ‘Konrad Wolf’. She has been a professor for about 22 years in the areas of Art and Humanities and is a filmmaker and dramaturg since 1990, member of the German Film Academy. She teaches across the disciplines, from aesthetics and design to film studies, screenwriting and directing.

She has published widely on dramaturgy and aesthetics, forms of representation, with a focus on anti-Semitism in film and media, as well as on film and cultural studies. One of her monographs is ‘Modern Film Dramaturgy – An Introduction’, published with Peter Lang in 2019, her most recent documentary Parallel Lines, together with Stephanie Farmer, for Red Balloon/Bournemouth University (UK 2019), about British paralympic athletes and their representation.

The Faculty of Philosophy of the Humboldt University of Berlin, in cooperation with the Centre for Anti-Semitism Research of the Technical University of Berlin, awarded her with a Doctor Philosophae (Dr. phil.) in 1999