Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dr. Mariya Nikolova

Dr. Mariya Nikolova

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


Bio: Mariya Nikolova is a lecturer at the University of Potsdam and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She completed her doctoral studies at the Research Training Group Minor Cosmopolitanisms with a joint PhD fellowship between Potsdam University and University of New South Wales (Australia). Her dissertation, titled How Whiteness Claimed the Future. The Always New Vs. the Always Now in US-American Literature, examines avant-gardism's embeddedness in whiteness, and how its tropes have enabled claims on futurity, transformation, and movement forward as exclusively white properties.  Mariya received a Masters degree in Transnational Literature, Theatre and Film at the University of Bremen, and a Bachelor degree in English-Speaking Cultures and Political Science at the University of Bremen and Birmingham City University (UK). She worked as an interpreter for women affected by HIV at the Bremer Public Health Department and as the coordinator for the Volunteer, English and Youth Zones Departments of the Bulgarian Youth and Children Parliament. Mariya´s academic research revolves around Critical Theory and Experimental Literature. Her non-academic engagements include performance art and photography.