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.
Since 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.