Dr. Nicole K. Konopka

Academic Career

  • 01/2018: Teaching Award of the Humanities Faculty (GuK), University Bamberg
  • 07/2017 – 02/2018: Development of an e-learning course for Bavarian universities, with a focus on US-American Literary History, in cooperation with the University Bayreuth (Prof. Dr. Heike Paul) and funded by the Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (grand total: 44.982€)
  • 05/2011: Ph.D. American Literature and Culture (magna cum laude), Dissertation: "Epistolary Shapeshifters: The Use of Narrative Strategies in Private Correspondence between the Mecklenburg Duchies and the Unites States of America in the 19th Century"
  • since 11/2009: Assistant Professor/Lecturer in American Studies, Institute of English and American Studies, Bamberg University
  • 10/2009 – 07/2010: Lecturer in the Institute of English and American Studies, Rostock University
  • 04/2009 – 09/2009: Lecturer in the Institute of English and American Studies, Jena University
  • 10/2006 – 03/2010: Doctoral candidate at the Graduate School "Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Scholarship", Rostock University
  • 03/2006 – 09/2006: Director of the Caspar-David-Friedrich Center, Greifswald
  • 11/2005: Master's degree  in Art History, Museum Education and Fine Arts, Greifswald University
  • 11/2004: Master's degree in British and American Studies, Greifswald University
  • 1999/2000 – 2004/05: Study of British and American Studies, Art History, Museum Education and Fine Arts at Greifswald University

    Study and Research in the United States and Europe

    • 03/2009: Texas A&M University, College Station/TX, USA, and University of Dallas in Arlington/TX, USA
    • 07/2008 – 08/2008: Deutsches Haus at the New York University, USA; German-Americana Collection at the University of Cincinnati/OH, USA; German Historical Institute in Washington D.C., USA; Library of Congress in Washington D.C., USA
    • 07/2007 – 09/2007: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies in Madison/WI, USA; University of Iowa in Cedar Rapids/IA, USA; University of Chicago/IL, USA
    • 09/2001 – 07/2002: Universidad Oviedo, Spain


      • 11/2010: DAAD conference scholarship for the 35fth Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association "Power and Politics", Chicago/IL, USA
      • 10/2006 – 03/2010: Phd-scholarship for dissertation project in the DFG-Graduate School "Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Scholarship"