Prof. Dr. Lisa Gotto

Media and Game Studies

Email: lg(at)
Phone: +49 221 8275 - 2284

Lisa Gotto studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies, German and English Literature in Cologne, Bochum and Warwick (GB). She received her M.A. from the University of Cologne in 2001 and her Ph.D. from the Bauhaus University Weimar in 2006. From 2001 to 2007 she was a research and teaching assistant at the Bauhaus University Weimar and the University of Television and Film Munich, from 2007 to 2010 she was Assistant Professor for Media Studies at the University of Mannheim and the University of Regensburg. Since 2010 she is Professor for Film History and Film Analysis at ifs international film school Cologne, since 2016 Professor for Media and Game Studies at Cologne Game Lab. From 2011 to 2012 she was also Visiting Professor at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg. She co-founded and co-edits (together with Prof. Dr. Gundolf S. Freyermuth) the book series Bild und Bit. Studien zur digitalen Medienkultur (“Studies in Digital Media Culture”, Bielefeld: transcript). She is also member of the editorial board of Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (Bristol: Intellect Ltd.). Lisa Gotto’s main research interests are in media history and media theory, film studies, and digital media culture.


Traum und Trauma in Schwarz Weiß
Eisenstein Reader
Serious Games, Exergames, Exerlearning
New Game Plus: Perspektiven der Game Studies. Genres - Künste - Diskurse