Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV, Grants & Affiliations

Academic Appointments

Since September 2017: Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a Focus on Postcolonial Studies at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

April 2014 to August 2017: Junior Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Flensburg

  • January 2017: positive mid-term evaluation

October 2012 to March 2014: Assistant Professor [Universitätsassistentin (Postdoc)] for English Literature and Culture at the Department of English, University of Innsbruck, Austria

April to September 2012: Substitute for the Junior Professorship British Cultural Studies at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Potsdam

March to December 2011: Guest Professor of Modern English Literature at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

April 2007 to March 2012: Lecturer [wiss. Mitarbeiterin] for English Cultural Studies at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

Education

February 2009: PhD (with highest distinction - summa cum laude): Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Thesis: The Privilege of Crisis. Narrative Patterns of Masculinities in English Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography and Film
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Eveline Kilian and Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Stefanie von Schnurbein

July 2004: Magister (MA): Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
MA Thesis: BODY-TOPIA. Images of Lesbian Bodies in the Writings of Monique Wittig and Jeanette Winterson

1998 to 2004: studied English and American Studies as well as Theatre Studies/Cultural Communication at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and at the University of Westminster, London

 

Grants, Affiliations and Awards

September 2019 to August 2023: "Re-Imagining the Archive: Sexual Politics and Postcolonial Entanglements". Joint research project with Prof. Silvy Chakkalakal (HU, European Ethnology) and Prof. Wallace D. Best (Princeton University, Religion and African American Studies) funded by a Princeton-HU Strategic Partnership Grant

January 2019 to December 2021: "Revis(ualis)ing Intersectionality". Joint research project with Prof. Dr. Magdalena Nowicka (German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

October 2013 to March 2014: Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz

March 2011: Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) at New York University (NYU) (USA)

February 2011 to February 2012: Mentee in the ProFiL Programme (Professionalisation of Women in Research and Teaching: Mentoring - Training - Networking)

2009: Britcult Award for the best new monograph (dissertation) in the field of British cultural studies awarded by the German Association for the Study of British Cultures

2006 to 2011: Member of the Scientific Network "The Body in Cultural Studies" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

January 2005 to April 2007: PhD-Scholarship of the Research Training Group: "Gender as a Category of Knowledge" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2003: Prize for Excellent Teaching of the Faculty of Arts and Humanity III of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for the seminar Lesbian (Pulp) Fiction [together with Beatrice Michaelis]

 

Service to the Profession

Since 2020: Liaison Professor of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

Since 2020: Member of the Board of the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Since 2019: Member in the Commission for the Advancement of Women at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Since 2019: Advisory Board Member for the book series Imagining Black Europe (Peter Lang Press, London)

 

Member of

  • Anglistenverband
  • German Association for American Studies (DGfA)
  • Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien/Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)
  • German Association for the Study of British Cultures (Britcult)
  • European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS)
  • Associate Member of the Postcolonial Studies Centre (PSC) at Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • Fachgesellschaft Geschlechterstudien/Gender Studies Association (Gender e.V.)
    • 2012 to 2014: elected Member of the Board
  • Center for transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (ZtG)