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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

CV & Research

ACADEMIC EDUCATION
                                  

Ph.D. (2000), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (American Studies)

M.A. (1991), Johann-Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main (American Studies, English Literature, Russian Literature)      

 
TEACHING AREAS AND RESEARCH INTEREST

- Figurations of Homelessness (Habilitation Research)

- Representation of Urban Space in Literature and Film

- Slavery and the Harlem Renaissance

- Black Diasporic Studies

- Gender and Queer Theories

- Modernism

- Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg: European Metropolises in Literature and Film

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH


IES Berlin (2008 –):

Professor at Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Berlin      

                        

HU Berlin

(2010, 2007–2008, 2006–2007, 2004–2005):

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

                                  

ZfL Berlin (2001-2003):

Research Fellow, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin

Project "Other Modernism(s): Topography and Archaeology"

 

TU Berlin (1992-1997):

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Department of English and American Literary Studies, Technische Universität Berlin

                                   

Universität Göttingen (1985–1986):

Student Assistant, SFP 309 "Literary Translation" (Prof. Th. Wolpers)

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESEARCH TRIPS

 

5-8/2011

Visiting Scholar, New York University (Tisch School of the Performing Arts)

 

1-12/2009

Research Grant, HU Berlin (Frauenförderung)

                                  

3–9/2004

Visiting Scholar, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

(Fulbright/DGfA grant)

 

8–10/1995

Graduate Research, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York (DAAD grant)

 

1986–1987

Exchange Student, UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. (U.S.A)

(University exchange; Fulbright Travel Grant)