Curriculum Vitae


  • 2016   Habilitation (Postdoctoral Degree), Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2007   Ph.D., English and American Studies, University of Münster, Ger­many
  • 2000   M.A., Art History University of Münster


  • 10/2017-      Independent Scholar and Affiliated Researcher, Center for Inter-American Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2015-2017   Lecturer in American Studies, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • 2008-2015   Several Lectureships in American Studies, Bielefeld University
  • 2011-2014   Postdoctoral Researcher, Bielefeld University
  • 2-3/2013      Archival Research Stay, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
  • 10/2012       Visiting Scholar, Instituto Mora and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
  • 1-5/2011      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bielefeld University
  • 2007-2010   Postdoctoral Research Group Assistant and Research Group Member, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University
  • 2004-2005   Adjunct Lecturer, University of Münster
  • 9/2004         Archival Research Stay, New York University and New York Library of the Performing Arts, New York
  • 1997-1998   German Language House Tutor and Student, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA


  • 2016            IAS Thesis Award for the Habilitation Thesis
  • 2011            Three-Year Research Grant, German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2011-2012   Conference Travel Grants, Bielefeld University
  • 2011            Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bielefeld University Young Scholars’ Fund
  • 2010-2011   Conference Travel Grants, German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2010            Dissertation Publication Grant, German Academic Women’s Union
  • 2001-2003   Ph.D. Scholarship,Government of North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany