Work Experience

Since April 2014: Junior Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Flensburg (DE)

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

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

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

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

Education

February 2009: PhD (with highest distinction - summa cum laude): Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (DE)
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 (DE)
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 (DE)

International Experience

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

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 (GB)

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

Grants, Affiliations and Awards

August 2015: Invited to the Siggener Begegnung: "Europa in der globalisierten Welt" initiated by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Aleida Assmann/Funded by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S.

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)

April to December 2007
: Associate Member of the Research Training Group: "Gender as a Category of Knowledge" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 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 the Study of British Cultures (Britcult)
  • Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien/Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)
  • 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)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)