Kathleen Loock has been a Research Associate at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin since the fall of 2013. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Göttingen with a dissertation on the commemorative constructions and deconstructions of Christopher Columbus in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. The book was published as Kolumbus in den USA: Vom Nationalhelden zur ethnischen Identifikationsfigur (transcript, 2014). Kathleen has been a member of the Research Unit “Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice” that is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2010. During the first funding period (2010-2013), she was the administrator of the Research Unit, and during the second funding period (2013-2016), she works on the project “Retrospective Serialization: Remaking as a Method of Cinematic Self-Historicizing.” Kathleen has co-edited the collections Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction Film (Göttingen UP, 2011) and Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions: Remake | Remodel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and is currently editing the special issue on serial narratives for the journal Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht.