Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Charlotte Alex, M.A.

Charlotte Alex M.A.

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Visiting address
Dorotheenstraße 28 , Room 2.13C
Phone number
030 2093-70939
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin



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Do 15.00 - 16.00 Uhr

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Research fields and interests:

  • Care ethics and political philosophy
  • Literature and Economics
  • Thatcherism
  • Autofiction
  • Feminist theory
  • Activism and independent publishing practices


Charlotte Alex is a Joint PhD candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and King’s College London and a Research Associate at the Department of English and American Studies at HU Berlin. Her PhD dissertation looks at literary negotiations of care in English fiction written during the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. Arguing that during this period, the issue of care became a crucial site for ideological tension within different discursive formations, she looks at how economic modes of care become visible within writing and publishing practices. Charlotte studied in Berlin, Paris, and Zurich and holds a B.A. in English from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the Freie Universität Berlin.


Charlotte’s favourite book is The Ascent of Rum Doodle (1956) by W.E. Bowman.