Eva Horn studied German, General Literature, Romance Studies and Philosophy in Bielefeld, Constance and Paris. In 1996 she received her doctorate. From 1999 to 2005 she was a university assistant at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). After her habilitation, she started working at the University of Basel in 2005. Since 2008, she works at the University of Vienna, where she has been a university professor since 2009. In 2010, she received the Heinrich Mann Prize. In 2021 she will be a guest of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.