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 my 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 the IBAR icon for more information.