Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin




Ed. with Alfred Hornung (Mainz). Arab American Literature and Culture. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2012.


Women’s Voices from the House of Time. Halle-Wittenberg: Center for United States Studies, Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 2011. Print Version.


Ed. with Udo Hebel (Regensburg). Visual Culture in the American Studies Classroom: Proceedings of the U. S. Embassy Teacher Academy 2003. Vienna: RPO, 2005.


The Wilhelm Meister Pebble: Bildungsromanelemente in Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel (1929), Of Time and the River (1935), The Web and the Rock (1939) and You Can’t Go Home Again (1940). Epistemata: Würzburger Wissenschaftliche Schriften, Reihe Literaturwissenschaft, Bd. 122: Würzburg: Königshausen&Neumann, 1994.


American Studies Journal (ASJ) - Full editions

  • Women’s Voices from the House of Time II No. 67 (forthcoming, May 2019)
  • Co-edited with Torben Schmidt (Lüneburg), “New Ways of Teaching English: The U.S. Embassy Election Project 2012” No. 58 (2014).
  • “Women’s Voices from the House of Time” No. 55 (2011).
  • “Urban Culture, Urban Landscapes: Growing Up in the American City” No. 54 (2010).
  • Co-edited with JörgNagler (Jena) “Lincoln’s Legacy: Nation Building, Democracy and the Question of Civil Rights” No. 53 (2009).
  • Co-edited with Alfred Hornung (Mainz), “Arab-American Literature and Culture” No. 52 (2008).
  • Co-edited with Peter Freese (Paderborn), “Ethnic Visions of the United States of America” No. 51 (2008).


Individual Articles

  • “Life in a Frame” (short story, May 2919)
  • “Teaching Sustainability with Counter Narratives”  together with Joannis Kaliampos (Lüneburg)(forthcoming Winter 2019)
  • "Never the Oval Office? From Eleanor Roosevelt to Michelle Obama—First Ladies and Their Social and Feminist Agenda" in Miscellaneous No. 62 (2017).
  • “Teaching Abraham Lincoln in the EFL Classroom: A German Case Study ”Abraham Lincoln in Europe: Political Uses, Popular Images, 1865-2012” ASJ 60 (May 2016).
  • “Teaching ‘Urban Cultures, Urban Landscapes: Growing Up in the American City’: Further Readings and Links” ASJ 54 (2010).


Editorial Experience

Since 2007: Deputy General Editor, American Studies Journal:

Audience reached: 12,000 visitors per month; 32,000 visits.

A peer-reviewed open-access journal that provides a forum for intellectual debate about all aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the United States of America. Goal: to present new and challenging research in the humanities to both academic and non-academic audiences around the world.

Co-editors: Prof.Dr. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, Martin Luther Universität Halle Wittenberg (General Editor); Prof.Dr. Andrew Gross, Georg-August UniversitätGöttingen; PD Dr. Maria Moss, LeuphanaUniversitätLüneburg; Prof.Dr. Torben Schmidt, LeuphanaUniversitätLüneburg.


Since 2014: Initiator of, and advisor to, the American Studies

Audience reached: 1,750 visitors per month; 4,660 visits. 

Blog team: faculty and students at Leuphana University Lüneburg, English Department and Center for Modern Languages.


Since 2014: Initiator, co-editor and supervisor of the Going Green – Education for Sustainability Blog – an educational blog fed by U.S. State Department Virtual Student Interns complementing the Going Green e-learning platform.

Audience: Teachers and educators primarily in Germany and the U.S. Enrolled users on the Teach About US website: 992.


Editor of DDR, mon amour by Dr. Markus Ziener (novel, PalmArt Press Berlin, Fall 2018).