C.V.

Education

Jul. 2015: Habilitation, venia legendi for American Literary Studies and Cultural Studies, University of Bremen, DE

Feb. 2009: Dr. phil., “summa cum laude,” North American Literature and Culture, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE

Jul. 2003: M.A., English and American Studies, German Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE

University Positions

Since Aug. 2018: Deputy Head of Chair of North American Literature, TU Dresden, DE

Oct. 2015 to Jul. 2018: Deputy Head of Chair of American Literary Studies, Leipzig University, DE

Mar. 2012: Visiting professor in the EU-funded program “The Modern University,” American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, PL

Dec. 2008 to Sept. 2015: Assistant professor (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) of English-speaking Cultures/American Studies and research fellow at the Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies (INPUTS), University of Bre­men, DE

Apr. 2008 to Sept. 2015: Adjunct lecturer at the following institutions: International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, DE (summer term 2015, winter term 2014/15); Institute for English and American Studies, University of Vienna, AT (summer term 2010, winter term 2008/9); Institute for English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE (winter term 2008/9, summer term 2008, summer term 2007)

Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

John W. Kluge Center fellowship for research at the Library of Congress (LoC), jointly awarded by the German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA) and the LoC (2018-19)

Christoph Daniel Ebeling fellowship for research at the American Antiquarian Society, Mass. (AAS), jointly awarded by the GAAS/DGfA and the AAS (Aug. to Sept. 2011)

Travel grants by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for conference participation at Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, US (2013); Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, FR (2011); Duke University, US (2010); Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL (2009)

Travel grants in the Erasmus-STA framework for teaching staff exchange with American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, PL (2011); Institute for English and American Studies, University of Klagenfurt, AT (2010)

Travel grant by international office of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for conference participation at Yale University, US (2008)

Travel grant by German Research Foundation (DFG) for graduate studies at English Department, Cornell University, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, US (Jan. to Jun. 2006)

PhD scholarship in the Research Training Group “Gender as a Category of Knowledge,” funded by the DFG, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Jan. 2005 to Dec. 2007)

Memberships

Modern Language Association (MLA)
German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA)
Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies Bremen (INPUTS)
Bremen Institute for Canada and Québec Studies (BIKQS)
Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies Berlin (ZtG)
National Honor Society USA (NHS)