Gesa Frömming is a researcher in German. Her work focuses on late 18th- and early 19th-Century German literature and aesthetics, contemporary German literature, aesthetics and politics, and aesthetics of music. She studied German language and literature, music, philosophy and art history at the Universities of Göttingen, UC Berkeley and Vanderbilt. At the latter, she wrote her dissertation Pastorale. Musik, Melancholie und die Kunst der Selbstregierung im Werk von Christoph Martin Wieland. Also, she taught courses at the University of Notre Dame and the University Konstanz.
While staying with Cinepoetics, Gesa Frömming is working on the book project Judging in Concert: Towards a Critique of the Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics of Tone, which analyses the interplay of rhetorical, acoustic and visual dimensions of expression with political questions and problems.