Eva-Maria Feichtner received a Ph.D. in mathematics from TU Berlin, Germany, in 1997. After postdoctoral appointments at MIT and at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, she was an assistant professor at ETH Zurich and was awarded a research professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. In 2006 she was appointed professor of topology at University of Stuttgart, Germany; since 2007 she is a professor of algebra at University of Bremen, Germany. There she is co-directing the Institute for Algebra, Geometry, Topology and their Applications (ALTA). She has been a visitor at many research institutions, notably at MSRI, Berkeley, as research professor and as program organizer. Her research interests lie in the interplay of algebra, geometry, topology and combinatorics, more specifically, in arrangements of hyperplanes, toric varieties and tropical geometry.
Since October 2017 she serves as Vice President International and Diversity at the University of Bremen.