Friederike Zenker is a research associate at eikones – Center for the Theory and History of Images at the University of Basel (Switzerland).
Zenker completed a doctorate in philosophy and film studies in 2020. Her research focuses on animal ethics, image theory and animal media studies. During her doctorate, she was a stipendiary at eikones, visiting scholar at the UPF Center for Animal Ethics in Barcelona, and lecturer in the Department of Philosophy in Basel. She studied philosophy and German philology at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and at the University of Glasgow (Scotland).