Steffen Hven is a film and media scholar with research foci on narratology, media philosophy, and theories of embodiment. In his dissertation Cinema and Narrative Complexity: Embodying the Fabula (2017), Hven combines said perspectives to propose a new theoretical approach to narratological analysis. He has been awarded several scholarships, including a scholarship from the Bauhaus University for his postdoctoral research, a scholarship from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation as well as the Return Grant by the German Research Foundation for his work at Cinepoetics. In the project "Cinema and Narration: Towards an Embodied and Media-Philosophical Approach," Hven expanded his previous research on cinematic narration with the concept of "anthropomedial relations." Hven's current research focuses on cinema’s ability to embed its audience in affectively charged virtual environments.