Research Interests and Academic CV

Research Interests


  • Higher education policies and politics
  • Communication in late modern societies
  • Transnational cultural studies
  • Subalternity, post- and decolonial theories, esp. in the Americas
  • Transculturality of IXX century US society


Academic Curriculum Vitae


  • October 2022 – April 2023 Visiting Lecturer (History Department) at the University Halle-Wittenberg (GER)


  • October 2020 – April 2021 Visiting Lecturer (Sociology Department ) at the University Halle-Wittenberg (GER)


  • May 2018 – August 2018 Teacher for migration and integration classes in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, Germany


  • October 2017 – May 2018 Secondary school teacher (English and German) in Saxony, Germany



  • April – October 2016 Visiting Lecturer (American Literature Studies) at the University of Constance (GER)



  • Jan. 2014 PhD “summa cum laude” in American Studies



  • 2009 MA in American Studies
    MA thesis: The Discursive Construction of “Guantánamo” after 9/11


  • 2007 BA in Political Science
    BA thesis: Indigene Bewegungen oder Parteien? Vergleich zwischen den mexikanischen Zapatistas und der bolivianischen MAS [Indigenous Movements or Parties? A Comparison between the Mexican Zapatistas and the Bolivian MAS]


  • 2006 BA in British/American Studies
    BA thesis: The Clay Feet of Civilization: A Comparison between Herman Melville’s Moby Dick und Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness


  • 2001-2009 Undergraduate and graduate studies in British/American Studies, German Studies and Political Science at the University of Rostock (GER), the University College Cork (IRL) and the Universidad de Murcia (ESP)


Teaching Experience

  • 2022 Seminar (BA level): Wissenschaftskommunikation in historischer Perspektive [Forms of Science Communication in a historical perspective], History Department, University Halle-Wittenberg (GER)
  • 2020 Seminar (BA level): Kommunikationsformen der Wissenschaft [Forms of Science and Scholarly Communication], Department of Sociology, University Halle-Wittenberg (GER)
  • 2018 German language classes for migrants, refugees and foreigners in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt (GER)
  • 2017-2018 English and German language classes in a secondary school in Saxony (GER)
  • 2017 Seminar (MA level): Schemes and Dreams of Independence and National Aggrandizement: Filibustering in the American Hemisphere, 1806 – 1860; John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin (GER)
  • 2016 Seminar (MA level): Narrating Dissent: Contemporary Protest Literature in the US; University of Constance (GER)
  • 2014 Seminar (BA level): Border Fiction and Border Thinking between the US and Mexico; University of Rostock (GER)
  • 2011 Workshop: Kulturkontakte im Film, oder: Können Subalterne Filmstars werden? [Cultural Contacts in Films, or: Can Subalterns Become Film Stars?]; 2nd International Summer School of the University of Rostock (GER)
  • 2010 Seminar (BA level): Incredible Yanquis: Representations and Self-Stylization of U.S. Mercenaries in Central America; University of Rostock (GER)
  • 2007-2018 Freelance work: More than 100 workshops for young adults, pupils, students and apprentices on social topics like global flows of commodities, trade unionism, anti-Racism and democratic participation in the workplace
  • 2003-2009 Freelance work: private English language classes in Germany and Spain


Grants and Stipends

  • 2013 Conference assistance grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD)
  • 2010 Three month travel grant by the German Academic Exchange Service for a research stay in Central America
  • 2009-2013 Monthly doctoral stipend by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
  • 2008 ASA (Arbeits- und Studienaufenthalte) grant for a six month internship at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Mexico City (MEX)
  • 2005-2006 Free-Mover grant for a six month student exchange in Spain
  • 2004-2005 Erasmus grant for a nine month student exchange in the Republic of Ireland



  • DGfA (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien; German branch of the ASA)
  • IAS (International Association of Inter-American Studies)


Language Skills

  • German: Native Speaker
  • English: C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Spanish: C1 (CEFR)
  • Portuguese: A2 (CEFR)
  • French: A1 (CEFR)
  • Catalan: A1 (CEFR)