Publications/ Papers and Presentations


Monograph A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the U.S. Filibusters in Nicaragua, 1855-1857. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Article “Wie können Hochschulen Social Media sinnvoll nutzen?”
In: Henke, Justus and Peer Pasternack (ed.): Wie Hochschulen durch das Zeitalter des Frühdigitalismus kommen. Basiswissen für die avancierte Organisationsgestaltung in 94 Fragen und Antworten. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2020: 155-157.

ReportKommunikation organisieren. Die koordinierende Begleitung von Forschungsförderprogrammen, verhandelt an Beispielen aus der Bildungs‐, Wissenschafts‐ und Hochschulforschung.
HoF-Arbeitsbericht. No. 112 (2019), 148 pages.

Article Wissenschaft außerhalb der Komfortzone. Wissenschaftsbezogene Krisenkommunikation als Instrument der Qualitätssicherung.
In: die hochschule. journal für wissenschaft und bildung. No. 1/2019: 5-24.

ArticleJust(ice) Smiling? Masks and Masking in the Occupy-Wall Street Protests.
In: European Journal of American Studies. Special Issue: Envisioning Justice: Mediating the Question of Rights in American Visual Culture. No. 4/2018 (vol.13): n.p. (online only).

Article El Nicaraguense y los enlaces transnacionales de los filibusteros.”
In: Humanismo y Cambio Social. No. 8/2017 (vol.4): 10-23.

Article “Ein neues Gesicht für den Dissens? Die Ästhetik der V-Maske zwischen Comic, Film und Occupy-Protesten.”
In: kritische berichte. Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften. No. 1/2016 (vol.44): 96-106.

Lemmata Guy-Fawkes-Mask“ and „Damas de Blanco/ Colour: White“.
In: Aesthetics of Resistance, Pictorial Glossary, The Nomos of Images.
ISSN: 2366-9926, 2015.

Article “Martial Men in Virgin Lands? Nineteenth-Century Filibustering, Nation-Building, and Competing Forms of Masculinity in the United States and Nicaragua.”
In: Dominguez Andersen, Pablo and Simon Wendt (eds.): Masculinities and the Nation in the Modern World: Between Hegemony and Marginalization. Series: Global Masculinities (eds. Michael Kimmel and Judith Kegan Gardiner). London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 113-128.

Editor, with Gesa Mackenthun: Fugitive Knowledge. The Loss and Preservation of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones. Berlin: Waxmann, 2015.

Article (with Gesa Mackenthun)Introduction.” In: Beer, Andreas and Gesa Mackenthun (eds.): Fugitive Knowledge. The Loss and Preservation of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones. Berlin: Waxmann, 2015: 7-28.

Article “Freebooting on the American Isthmus: The US Filibusters as Transnational Actors.”
In: Marung, Steffi and Matthias Middell (eds.):
Transnational Actors, Crossing Borders. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2015: 51-64.

Lemma “Wilder Westen, Cowboys und Indianer.”
In: Wodianka, Stephanie and Juliane Ebert (eds.). Metzler Lexikon Moderne Mythen. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 2014.14.

Conference Review Wissensakteure und Grenzwissen zwischen Lateinamerika und Europa um 1900 [Knowledge Actors and Liminal Knowledge between Latin America and Europe around 1900].
In: H-Soz-u-Kult 18 March 2014.

Journal Article “The U.S. Filibusters in Transnational Newspaper Discourses, 1855-1857.”
In: COPAS (Current Objectives of American Studies) No.13 (2012): 1-17.



Papers and Presentations at Conferences



  • Zen? Or: the Art of Hippie Maintenance. The Transformation of the Countercultural Value of ‘Quality’ in Contemporary Academia
    At: The Prolonged Death of the Hippie, 1967-1969, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Interview partner and background information for the CNN website-feature In protests around the world, one image stands out: The Joker


  • Of Dissidents and Flamethrowers. Political and Social Deviance in Contemporary Novels by Jonatham Lethem and Rachel Kushner.
    At: University of Leipzig, Germany


  • The Masquerading Multitude. Occupy Wall Street’s Mosaic Mass Identities and the State of Surveillance
    At: Modernity and Modernization in North America, annual conference of the German Association of American Studies, University of Hanover


  • Masked Deviance? Transnational Memes and Affective Politics in Contemporary U.S. Cultures of Dissent
    At: University of Leipzig, Germany
  • A Protest Not To Be Heard Of? Occupy and Non-Representation
    At: Stuttgart University, Germany
  • Just(ice) Smiling? The Guy-Fawkes-Mask between Constitutive Justice and Veiled Spectatorship
    At: The United States and the Question of Rights, annual conference of the German Association of American Studies, University of Osnabrück


  • Das neue Gesicht der Revolte? Ästhetiken und die politische Philosophie der V-Maske in aktuellen Kulturen des Dissens
    At: Ästhetik des Widerstands, Kulturhistorisches Institut Florenz
  • Organiser and host of the international and interdisciplinary workshop Symbolic Politics of Non-Representation in Contemporary Cultures of Dissent, University of Constance
  • A Void Masked as Triumphant Carnival? The Politics of the ‘V- Mask’ within Contemporary Cultures of Dissent
    At: Symbolic Politics of Non-Representation in Contemporary Cultures of Dissent, University of Constance
  • Decolonial Options in the Hemispheric Knowledge Landscapes of the Americas – An Approximation
    At: Knowledge Landscapes North America, annual conference of the German Association of American Studies, University of Bonn
  • Communication Breakdown?: Masks and Silences in the Performance of Counter-Democratic Political Participation
    At: Political Participation in the Post-­Democratic Era: Promises, Challenges, Illusions, University of Oldenburg


  •  ¿Todos somos indios? Subalternidad transcultural, autenticidad y la “indigenidad abierta” de los nuevos movimientos de protesta y del discurso académico en las Americas
    At: XVII Congreso Internacional de AHILA (Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos), FU Berlin
  • “Indigenidad Abierta” en Discursos De-Coloniales y Pos-Zapatistas
    At: De/Colonización en las Américas: Cambios y Continuidades, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Free-Floating Indigeneity and Concrete Local Contexts:  Connections between the Discourse
    of the Zapatistas and Post-2008 Protest Movements
    At: Performing Protest: Re-Imagining the Good Life in Times of Crisis, Catholic University of Leuven
  • From the “Highway of the World:” El Nicaraguense, Transnational Newspapers and National Historiographies in the Americas.
    At: Newspapers and Transculturality, Excellence Cluster: Asia and Europe in a Global Context, University Heidelberg


  • The Pen is Mightier than the Sword? Newspapers as Transnational Media of Modernization. A Case Study of the Filibuster Invasion in Nicaragua, 1855-1857.
    At: Latin American Studies Association Annual Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Interview partner for the Deutschlandfunk-radiofeature Forschung ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste: Vor 125 Jahren starb der amerikanische Archäologe und Verleger Ephraim George Squier


  • Organiser and Presenter at the 1st Doctoral Research Colloquium between the Universities of Rostock and Potsdam: Kontakt, Transfer, Zirkulation. Denkfiguren kultureller Beziehungen zwischen Europa und Lateinamerika
  • Martial Men in Virgin Lands: The US Filibuster Era of the 1850s as a Discursive Battleground between Differing Forms of Masculinity.
    At: Marginalized Masculinities and the Nation, Heidelberg Centre for American Studies, Heidelberg University
  • Los Filibusteros como Actores Transnacionales de Modernización en la Nicaragua del Siglo XIX.
    At: 54th International Conference of Americanists, University of Vienna
  • El Análisis Crítico del Discurso: ¿Una Herramienta Adecuada para Reflexionar sobre el Vínculo entre Narrativas Colectivas de Memoria y el (Ab-)uso del Poder?
    At: 11th Congreso Centroamericano de Historia, University of San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • The Discursive Expansion of US Territory to Central America in the Nineteenth Century.
    At: Discursive Crossings – Subversion and Affirmation of Power Relations, Mainz University


  • Southward the Course of Empire Took Its Way: The US Filibusters in US and Nicaraguan Newspaper Discourses.
    At: Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, Gießen University
  • The Great Longing for Railways in Central America.
    At: 5th International Conference on Railway History, Centre for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv


  • Imperiale Wanderer: William Walker und die US-Filibuster.
    At: 8th International Summer School of the Graduate Centre of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Leipzig