Anna-Lena Wiechern studied Cultural Studies (Leuphana University Lüneburg) as well as Critical and Cultural Theory (University of Leeds, UK). After finishing her MA in Leeds, she worked as Consultant (Referentin) for Culture and Education at Deutscher Kulturrat and has been a Junior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS). Since 2018, she is a research assistant and PhD student with the DFG-funded project Assistive Media. Her dissertation is a media-historical work on haptics.