Frauke Behrendt’s research interests include the areas of digital cultures, sound studies, mobility, media theory and sustainable/green media. Her research combines empirical and theoretical investigations of the link between mobility, sound and media and how this is articulated both in contemporary art and in everyday live. She is leading the EPSRC-funded research project ‘Smart e-bikes – understanding how commuters and communities engage with electrically-assisted cycling’.
Frauke is on the Steering Committee of the European COST Action on â€˜’Sonic Interaction Design’ and of the International Workshop of Mobile Music Technology. In addition, she fellow of Richard Sennett’s Theatrum Mundi, an alumni of Richard Sennett’s NYLON (international research network in sociology, history and cultural studies), and member of the ‘Centre for Material Digital Culture’ (Sussex University).
Frauke is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Brighton. Previously, she has held positions as Research Fellow at the Cultures of the Digital Economy Institute (CoDE), Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, at the University of Sussex and as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design (US). She completed her PhD on ‘Mobile Sound. Media Art in Hybrid Spaces’ at the University of Sussex (supervised by Caroline Bassett and Michael Bull) and holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Leuphana University in Germany.