Lina Franken is a Cultural Anthropologist from the University of Hamburg, specially interested in qualitative methods and method development. She is coordinating the research project "automated modelling of hermeneutic processes" (hermA) in Hamburg, her own subproject investigating possible automatization of discourse ethnography. Beforehand, Lina was scientific coordinator of a project on Digital Heritage. Her PhD was earned at the University of Regensburg with a research on teachers. She studied cultural anthropology, history and media sciences at the University of Bonn. She is especially interested in the potentials of Digital Humanities within qualitative and ethnographic contexts and the epistemological changes this involves.