Research Interests and Academic CV


Research Interests

 

  • Transnational cultural studies
  • Indigeneity and subalternity in the Americas
  • Post- and decolonial theories, esp. in the Americas
  • Theories and practices of (non-)representation
  • Gender and Masculinity theories
  • Transculturality of antebellum US society

 

Academic Curriculum Vitae

 

 

  • 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 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

  • 2017 Seminar (Hauptseminar/ MA level): Schemes and Dreams of Independence and National Aggrandizement: Filibustering in the American Hemisphere, 1806 – 1860
  • 2016 Seminar (Hauptseminar/ MA level): Narrating Dissent: Contemporary Protest Literature in the US; University of Constance (GER)
  • 2014 Seminar (Proseminar/ 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 (Proseminar/ BA level): Incredible Yanquis: Representations and Self-Stylization of U.S. Mercenaries in Central America; University of Rostock (GER)

 

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

 

Memberships

  • 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)
  • French: A2 (CEFR)