Cosima received her BA degree in German literature and philosophy from Göttingen University as a Studienstiftung-, Cusanus-, and SDW-Fellow. Apart from academic assistantships in Göttingen and at WashU (St Louis), she has worked in multiple teaching positions and in cultural management at Göttingen house of literature.
Academically, Cosima is interested in the politics of aesthetics, literary theory and methodology. Her reading moves between phenomenology, performance and prose theory and has a strong inclination towards empirical perspectives. She has written on Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, René Pollesch and Arno Schmidt.