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

CV, Grants & Affiliations

Work Experience

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

 

International Experience

March 2013: Teacher Mobility Exchange (STA Erasmus) to Nottingham Trent University (UK)

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

March 2010: Teacher Mobility Exchange (STA Erasmus) to the University of Sussex (UK)

September 2001 to February 2002: studied at the University of Westminster, London (UK), as part of the Study Abroad Programme

 

Grants, Affiliations and Awards

September 2019 to August 2021: "Re-Imagining the Archive: Sexual Politics and Postcolonial Entanglements". Joint research project with Prof. Silvy Chakkalakal (HU, European Ethnology) and Prof. Regina Kunzel and Prof. Erika L. Milam (both Princeton University, Department of History) funded by a Princeton-HU Strategic Partnership Grant

January 2019 to December 2020: "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

November 2012 to September 2013: Member of the Research Centre "Cultures in Contact", University of Innsbruck (AT)

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]

 

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)