Annika has been a Lecturer in Musicology at Liverpool Hope since October 2018. Previously, she was a postdoc research fellow in Music funded by an Early-Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust at the University of Bristol from 2015.
Annika studied Musicology and Philosophy (Magistra Artium) in Heidelberg and at Humboldt-University Berlin, and Music (PhD) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research prioritises analytical and historical perspectives on twentieth-century music (in particular British), musical modernism, women in music, and collaboration and biography. She has published articles in Twentieth Century Music (2017) and The Musical Times (2018), and book chapters on Ralph Vaughan Williams's symphonies nos. 4&5 (MusikKonzepte, 2018) as well as Elizabeth Maconchy (Universal Edition, 2018). An article on pre-1945 microtonal aesthetics is forthcoming in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Spring 2020). Her current project is a monograph on the musical work and collaboration of composer Elisabeth Lutyens and conductor/music enabler Edward Clark in twentieth-century British music.
Previously, Annika taught music analysis, history, aesthetics, appreciation, and subject-specific study skills at Bristol, Leeds Trinity, City Lit London, and Royal Holloway London. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Beyond academia, she has written programme notes for Bavarian Radio, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, and Komische Oper Berlin. She consulted on Bristol Ensemble's Notes for Women 2018 project and has worked as a freelance translator and piano accompanist.