Michelle Pfeifer is a feminist researcher based in Berlin and New York City. She is a doctoral candidate at the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her dissertation research examines the role of media technologies in the formation, practices, affects and operations of European border regimes. She particularly focuses on sound and forms of listening as crucial sensory registers operative in border and migration control and security infrastructures. Her research places those contemporary technological and media formations within genealogies of colonialism. Michelle holds an MA in Social and Cultural Analysis from NYU, has received a doctoral research fellowship from the Berlin Program at Freie Universität Berlin and a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren foundation. She is an alumna of the German National Academic Foundation.