EDUCATION & CAREER SUMMARY: I studied English and American Studies, Art History, and Modern History in Germany and the United States. Since then, I have worked as a researcher and lecturer in North American and Inter-American Studies and as an academic coordinator at different German universities.


  • 2016            Habilitation (Postdoctoral Degree), Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 2007            Ph.D., English and American Studies, University of Münster, Ger­many
  • 2000            M.A., Art History (Minors: English, Modern History) University of Münster
  • 1997-1998   German Language House Tutor and Student, College of William and Mary, USA


  • 12/2018-      Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes and Academic Writing, Giessen University, Germany
  • 2018-           Visiting Lecturer, American Studies, Bielefeld University
  • 2015-2017   Lecturer, English and American Studies, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • 2011-2015   Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Lecturer, Bielefeld University
  • 2-3/2013      Archival Research Stay, University of Texas, Austin, 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 Member, Bielefeld University
  • 2004-2005   Visiting Lecturer, English and American Studies, University of Münster
  • 9/2004         Archival Research Stay, New York University and New York Library of the Performing Arts, New York

See also my Google Scholar page:


  • 2019            Two-Year Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship, European Research Council
  • 2016            IAS Thesis Award for the Habilitation Thesis
  • 2011            Three-Year Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation
  • 2011-2012   Conference Travel Grants, Bielefeld University
  • 2011            Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bielefeld University
  • 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


Project Management, Bielefeld University, Germany

budget, travel, and general management of the research project “Lone Star Vistas,” 2011-2014 – see also:

Co-ordination of the Research Group E Pluribus Unum, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, 2007-2010

contributed to conceptualization of the research group, coordinated weekly meetings, supported international fellows, assisted with grant applications, wrote reports for general audiences, and copy edited several edited volumes – see also:,de)/ZiF/FG/2008Pluribus/

Academic Association Genus, University of Münster

organized a conference and seven lecture series on Gender Studies, 2000-2005; received the university’s Promotion of Women’s Issues Award in 2001