Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV, Grants, and Affiliations

 

Professional Experience

Since 2022

 

09/2019- 12/19

2015-2022

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

2011 – 2015

research assistant at the English Seminar at Ruhr-University Bochum

 

 

Education

2022

 

 

 

 

2015-2022

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

 

Scholarships

12/2021

 

 

 

02/2019

 

 

 

09/2018

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)

 

Memberships

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)