Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV, Grants, and Affiliations


Professional Experience

since 10/22









postdoctoral researcher "Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary. Aesthetics, Affects, Archives"


guest lecturer at the department of English and American Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


exchange faculty in the Honors program at the University of Washington, Seattle



research associate and lecturer at the department of English and American Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


research assistant at the English Seminar at Ruhr-University Bochum











completion of doctoral degree (grade: summa cum laude)

Disseration: "Why Are You So Angry?" - The Uses of Rage and Anger in Black Feminist Literature

Title of Defense: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - Mad Studies and the Music of Nina Simone"


PhD candidate in the American Studies program at Humboldt-Universitätzu Berlin, working title: “Why Are You So Angry? −The Uses of Rage and Abjection in Black Feminist Literature” (working title)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Boesenberg

2011 – 2015

graduate studies in American Studies and History at Ruhr-University Bochum

M.A. thesis in American Studies: “Identity Formation and Black Consciousness in African American and Afro-German Autobiographies”

2006 – 2011

undergraduate studies in British/American Studies and History at Ruhr-University Bochum

B.A. Thesis in American Studies: “Social Mobility and Urban Culture in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie












Peter Lang Emerging Scholars Competition in Black Studies: Joint Winner for Publication in the series Counterpoints

(fully financed publishing contract)


Honors Curriculum Innovation Award

(curriculum development and compensation for teaching)

US EmbassySalzburg Seminar Fellowship for Graduate Students


(Fully funded participation in the seminar “Understanding America in the 21st Century: Culture and Politics)



DGfA/GAAS (German Association for American Studies)

PGF (Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies)

MELUS (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States)

CAAR (Collegium of African American Research)

ISD Bund e.V. (Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland)