Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV, Grants & Affiliations

Work Experience

since April 2018
Lecturer (wiss. Mitarbeiter) in English and American Literature and Culture with a Focus on Postcolonial Studies at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Nov. 2014 – Oct. 2017
Researcher at the Literature Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin



since 2014

Doctoral Candidate in American Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin
Dissertation project: “Administering the Nation: Bureaucratic Governance, Racial Formation, and Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the Era of Assimilation and Exclusion” (working title)
June 2014
Magisterarbeit: “Affect, Emotion, and the Critical Investment in Melville’s Bartleby”
Apr. 2005 – Jun. 2014
Magister Artium in North American Studies and English Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin
International Experience

Jan. – May 2017

Visiting Student Researcher at the English Department of the University of California Berkeley at the invitation ofProf. Colleen Lye and funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Research Foundation (DFG)


Grants, Affiliations and Awards


Nov. 2014 – Oct. 2017
Research Fellow in the Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group, “Fictions of Management: American Literature and Managerialism, 1875-1925,” at the Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Research Foundation(DFG)




American Studies Association (ASA)

Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA)

German Association for American Studies (DGfA)

Diversity Roundtable of the DGfA
Post Graduate Forum of the DGfA (PGF)

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

MESEA: The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Postgraduate Forum Postcolonial Narrations