Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV, Grants, and Affiliations


Professional Experience

Since 2015 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



Since 2015

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




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)