Susanne Schmetkamp, was born 1977 in Germany, is currently professor of philosophy at the University of Siegen (interim professor). Beneath that she is an advanced researcher at the University of Basel. Her research interests lie in ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of mind, especially in topics like aesthetic experience with film, emotional involvement, perspectivity, and empathy. Beyond her academic engagement  Susanne Schmetkamp has worked as a journalist for different media for many years. She lives in Zurich.