A few words about my academic life…




I studied English and American Studies, Art History, and Modern History in Germany and the USA. In 2007, I received my PhD from the University of Münster. I obtained my postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) from Bielefeld University in 2016.

From 2007-2019, I worked as a researcher and lecturer in American and Inter-American Studies in Bielefeld and at the University of Wuppertal. In 2018-2019, I also taught Academic Writing in Bielefeld and at the University of Giessen.
For more information about me, see:  Full CV 

My research interests include the genres of autobiography, travel writing, and drama. I also work in Ethnic, Gender, and Science Studies and on popular culture. Browse this website for more information about my work.

aboutSince September 2019, I have been a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), University of Central Lancashire, UK.  I also teach modules on American literature and culture. Click on IBAR the icon for more information.

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Marie Curie Fellowship

In September 2019, I have taken up work as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research, University of Central Lancashire. Here, I will be working on my new research project. It is titled “Black Inter-American Mobilities and Autobiography in the Age of Revolutions (1760-1860).”

During that time, different types of black-authored autobiography developed in the Americas. Best-known among them are slave narratives, Indian captivity narratives, spiritual autobiographies, and travelogues. My research explores the ways these texts address transnational black mobility in the region. My goal is to produce a series of scholarly essays. Later, I will expanded them into a book-length study.

For more information, see here: Research
or check out my project website: BIMAAR

the EU flag: a blue flag with a circle of 12 golden starsThe project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 834975. Click on the flag to the left for more information.

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