Academic Career

Work Experience

  • 2018/11 – Present: Research Assistant and Lecturer in American Studies (Postdoc), Institute of English and American Studies, University of Bamberg
  • 2016/05 - 2018/10: Research Assistant in the DFG-Project "The Environmental Imagination of Mobility: Nature and Migration in Contemporary American Poetry," Prof. Dr. Christine Gerhardt, American Studies, University of Bamberg
  • 2013/10 – 2016/04: Research Assistant and Lecturer in American Studies, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Bamberg
  • 2012/042013/03: Research Assistant and Lecturer in American Studies, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Bamberg
  • 2010/102012/03: Contract Lecturer for English as a Foreign Language, Language Center of the University of Bamberg

Studies

  • 2018/10 – Today: Postdoctoral Research in American Studies, University of Bamberg
  • 2012/10 – 2018/09: PhD Program in American Studies, University of Bamberg
  • 2012/04: Master's Degree in English and American Studies, University of Bamberg
  • 2010/06: Master's Degree in Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2009/092010/06: Study of Comparative Literature (Focus: Postcolonial French/English Literature and Literary Theory), Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2008/092009/06: Study of English, French and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2006/10 – 2008/08: Study of English/French/Spanish Language, Literature & Linguistics, University of Bamberg

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018/11: Dissertation Prize of the University of Bamberg in the field of language and literature; donated by the Rotary Club Bamberg-Schloss Geyerswörth
  • 2018/06: Stipend of the Bavarian American Academy for the summer institute "Futures of American Studies"; Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2015/05 – 2017/03: Participation in the feRNet Mentoring-Program of the University of Bamberg; Mentor Prof. Dr. Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College)
  • 2013/09 2013/10: 2013 Duke University Post-Graduate Research Fellowship of the Bavarian American Academy
  • 2013/07 – 2013/09: 'Step by Step' Scholarship by the Office of Women's Affairs and Equal Opportunity at the University of Bamberg
  • 2013/042013/06: DAAD Stipend for a 3-month Research visit at Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2009/092010/06: Fellow, Dartmouth College, Graduate Studies Comparative Literature (Full fellowship)
  • 2008/09 – 2009/06: Fulbright Scholarship (Travel Grant)
  • 2008/09 – 2009/06: VDAC Scholarship, Federation of German-American Clubs/ Dartmouth College, Undergraduate Studies at Dartmouth College (Full Scholarship)
  • 2005/06: Award for Academic Excellence and Social Involvement of the Coburger Convent

Study and Research Stays Abroad

  • 2016/09 – 2016/10: Research Stay at Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2016/06: Participation in the international BAA summer academy Material Cultures, Florida International University, Miami (USA)
  • 2014/06: Participation in the international BAA summer academy American Studies in a Transatlantic Perspective: Critical Regionalism in Politics & Culture, Texas State University, San Marcos (USA)
  • 2013/09 2013/10: Research Stay at Duke University (USA)
  • 2013/06: Participation in the 6th International Walt Whitman Week, Northwestern University, Chicago (USA)
  • 2013/042013/06: Research Stay at Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2009/09 – 2010/06: Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2008/092009/06: Exchange Year and Undergraduate Studies at Dartmouth College (USA)
  • 2005/092006/08: Work Stay in Tours (France)

Professional Affiliations

  • EASLCE: European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (since 2017)
  • ACLA: American Comparative Literature Association (since 2013)
  • ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (since 2012)
  • EAAS: European Association for American Studies (since 2012)
  • DGfA: German Association of American Studies (since 2012)
  • FGAC/VDAC: Federation of German-American Clubs/ VDAC-Alumni e.V. (since 2008)