Nina studied musicology, philosophy and music practice in Bonn. She completed her master’s degree in 2001 and her Ph. D. in 2005 at the Institute of Musicology Weimar-Jena (Musical Deconstruction, New Instrumental Music in the GDR, Böhlau 2007). She completed her Habilitation in 2014 at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover (Liszt’s “Faust”: Aesthetics – Politics – Discourse, Böhlau 2017).
In 2006, she worked as the Research Associate in the “Die Neudeutsche Schule” project at the University of Music Weimar. Between the years 2007-2011 she was the Research Associate at the Research Center for Music and Gender at the University of Music, Theater and Media Hannover. In 2012, she had substitute professorships in Hannover (HMTM) and Hamburg University of Music and Theater. The same year, she worked as Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Salzburg until 2014. Since October 2014, she is a professor at the HfMT Hamburg as well as the spokeswoman for the Department of Musicology, since 2016.