Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Tijana Ristic Kern

Tijana Ristic Kern

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik → Englische Kulturwissenschaft und Kulturgeschichte
Visiting address
Dorotheenstraße 28 , Room 2.04
Phone number
(030) 2093-70924
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

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Research Fields:

  • Modernism and postmodernism
  • Life writing
  • Hybrid writing
  • Activist writing
  • Queer and feminist literature, theory and archives


Tijana Ristic Kern is a PhD student and a Research Associate at the Department of English and American Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She completed an MA degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Belgrade and an MA in English Literatures at HU Berlin. Her thesis Writing the Queer Self: Life-Writing Between Modernism and Postmodernism looks at the interactions of queer life writing, fiction, and theoretical writing in the 20th century. 

She is part of the Polish-German Weave LAP project Queer Theory in Transit: Reception, Translation, and Production of Queer Theory in Polish and German Contexts (QUEERIT), funded by DFG and NCN (2023-2026), as well as a member of an international research group on Queer Theory and Literary Studies, currently working on a co-edited volume on the intersections of queer and class in literature and theory due out with Routledge in 2024.

She received funding from the international program of the European University Alliance Circle U. for a research-focused course “Life Writing as a Democratizing Practice: Hybrid Feminist and Queer Writing 1960-1990” (2022) and for an international interdisciplinary ECR workshop “Artistic Practices as Political or Activist Interventions” (2023). She teaches courses in cultural studies, feminist and queer theories, postmodernist writing, modernist writing, and hybrid life writing as an activist genre.