Christa Womser-Hacker is Full Professor of Information Science at the University of Hildesheim, Germany and Director of the Department of Information Science and Natural Language Processing. Prior to her current position, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Regensburg, where she obtained her PhD. Her PhD thesis addressed evaluation aspects of patent information retrieval. The post-doctoral thesis (German „Habilitation“) was concerned with a model of meta-information retrieval. At the University of Constance, she had an interim professorship for information management. Her main research focus is in cross-lingual information retrieval, user-friendly, intercultural HCI and in information seeking behaviour.