Simone Pfeifer is lecturer at the Research and Teaching Network Media, Culture, and Society at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology in Cologne. She studied Cultural and Social Anthropology, Psychology, History, and Visual Anthropology in Heidelberg, Cologne and Manchester. After the completion of her Master’s Degree in 2006 she was part of the independent Filmschool Filmarche e.V. Berlin for two years. Her academic research focuses on media practices, audiovisual and media anthropology, migration, mobility and translocality in Europe and West Africa.