Dr. Phil., American Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Bonn, Summa Cum Laude.
Dissertation: “Exploding Books: Contemporary American Fiction, Maurice Blanchot, and the Writing of Terror(ism).”
M.A. (Magister Artium), North American Studies, Modern History, and Economic Policy, University of Bonn.
Visiting Fellow, Department of Culture, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin
2008 – 2019
Assistant Professor (“wiss. Mitarbeiter”), North American Studies Program, Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn
2016 – 2018
Visiting Research Fellow, History Department, Barnard College/Columbia University
2013 – 2014
Visiting Fellow, Research Group “Cultures of Finance,” Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
2007 – 2008
Visiting Fellow, English Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2004 – 2007
Project Manager, “Transatlantic Summer Academy,” International Office, University of Bonn. Conception, Fundraising and Organization of Interdisciplinary and International Summer Schools.
2014 – 2019
Member, Evaluation Board, Dept. of English, American, and Celtic Studies
2008 – 2019
Selection Committee, Direct Exchange Program with US and Canadian universities, University of Bonn
2008 – 2019
Student Advisor, M.A. North American Studies, University of Bonn
2012 – 2013
Founder and Coordinator of “Writers’ Bloc,” Student Group of Creative Writers, University of Bonn
2011 – 2013
Elected Member, Executive Board, Dept. of English, American, and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn
Search Committee, Junior Professorship for Didactics of the English language and literature, University of Bonn
University of Bonn
2018 - 2019
2015 – 2016
2014 – 2015
2013 – 2014
2012 – 2013
2011 – 2012
2010 – 2011
2009 – 2010
2008 – 2009
2005 – 2006
"Financialization and Nostalgia in US Culture"
Critical Finance Studies; Economic Criticism; Nostalgia; Discourses on 9/11, Terrorism, and Political Violence; Poetry and Poetics; Literary and Cultural Theory; Gender and Queer Studies
Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Return Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) for a one-year stay at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University of Berlin
Argelander Conference Travel Grant by the University of Bonn to present at the annual convention of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Washington, DC
Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) for a two-year research stay at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York
Conference Funding, German Research Council (DFG), German Association for American Studies (DGfA) and US Embassy in Germany, for “Financial Times: Economic Temporalities in U.S. Culture,” Goethe University Frankfurt, organized with Stefanie Mueller
Conference Travel Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to present at the ASA Annual Convention, “Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent,” Washington, DC
Short-listed (2nd place) for “Junior Professor North American Literature and Culture,” University of Hamburg
Fulbright American Studies Award
Conference Funding, Thyssen Foundation and US Embassy, for “9/11: Ten Years After, Looking Ahead,” University of Bonn, organized with Sabine Sielke and Simone Knewitz
Conference Travel Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to present at “Modernism and the Orient” in Hangzhou, China, and a workshop in Taipei, Taiwan
2005 – 2010
Fellow, Early Career Research Network “The Futures of (European) American Studies,” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
“Ambassador’s Award” of the U.S. Embassy in Germany for the best M.A. Thesis in American Studies 2004/05
2000 – 2001
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Focus on Transgender Studies, Lecture Series „Current Issues in American and Cultural Studies“, Universität Bonn
“Knowledge Landscapes North America.” 62nd Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), University of Bonn (with Sabine Sielke, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, Simone Knewitz)
“Financial Times: Economic Temporalities in U.S. Culture,” Goethe University Frankfurt (with Stefanie Mueller)
“9/11: Ten Years After, Looking Ahead,” University of Bonn (with Sabine Sielke and Simone Knewitz)
“American Studies in Germany,” Sixth Conference of the DFG Research Network “The Futures of (European) American Studies,” University of Heidelberg (with Simon Wendt)
15th Transatlantic Summer Academy (TASA), “Beyond Clausewitz: Transformations of War”
14th Transatlantic Summer Academy (TASA), “The Changing Face of Terrorism”
13th Transatlantic Summer Academy (TASA), “Weapons of Power and Tools of Management: Alliances in the Past and in the Present”
with Stefanie Mueller. Financial Times. Special Issue of Finance and Society 4.1 (2018). <doi.org/10.2218/finsoc.v4i1>
with Simone Knewitz and Sabine Sielke. Knowledge Landscapes North America. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016.
with Simone Knewitz and Sabine Sielke. Beyond 9/11: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013.
with Birte Christ, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, and Michael Butter. American Studies / Shifting Gears.Heidelberg: Winter, 2010.
with Sabine Sielke. Orient and Orientalisms in US-American Poetry and Poetics. Frankfurt: Lang, 2009.
“Schuld/en: Renegotiating Guilt and Debt after the 2008 Financial Crisis.” KulturPoetik 20.1 (March 2020). In Preparation.
“Deconstructing the Fictions of Finance Capitalism: Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis and Nathaniel Rich’s Odds Against Tomorrow.” The American Novel in the 21st Century: Cultural Contexts, Literary Developments, Critical Analyses. Ed. Michael Basseler and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2019. 159-73.
with Stefanie Mueller. “Financial Times: Competing Temporalities in the Age of Finance Capitalism.” Finance and Society 4.1 (2018): 1-14. <doi.org/10.2218/finsoc.v4i1.2735>
with Gerald Nestler and Stefanie Mueller. “The Derivative Condition, an Aesthetics of Resolution and the Figure of the Renegade: A Conversation.” Financial Times. Ed. Christian Kloeckner and Stefanie Mueller. Spec. Issue of Finance and Society 4.1 (2018): 126-43. <doi.org/10.2218/finsoc.v4i1.2744>
“Poetry and Fiction after 9/11.” Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies. Ed. Julia Straub. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016. 116-33.
with Sabine Sielke and Simone Knewitz. Introduction. Knowledge Landscapes North America. Heidelberg: Winter, 2016. 7-19.
“Risk and Nostalgia: Fictions of the Financial Crisis.” Amerikastudien/ American Studies 60.4 (2015): 463-78.
Reprinted in: Nostalgie / Nostalgia: Imaginierte Zeit-Räume in globalen Medienkulturen / Time-Spaces in Global Media Cultures. Ed. Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2017. 67-84.
“‘Who do the saying’: Amiri Baraka’s Transnational Counter-Memory of Violence.” Recovery and Transgression: Memory in American Poetry. Ed. Kornelia Freitag. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. 233-47.
“Contemporary Women’s Poetry: Adrienne Rich’s ‘Diving into the Wreck’ and Harryette Mullen’s ‘She Swam On from Sea to Shine.’” A Handbook of American Poetry: Contexts – Developments – Readings. Ed. Oliver Scheiding, Clemens Spahr, and René Dietrich. Trier: WVT, 2015. 397-412.
“Systemic Insecurity, Spectacular Violence: Bret Easton Ellis’ Glamorama.” Insecurity and Global Terror(s). Ed. Nuno Marques, Igor Furão, and Susana Araújo. Spec. Issue of Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities 5 (Fall 2014). www.estrema.letras.ulisboa.pt/ojs/index.php/estrema/article/view/98
“Double Games: Das Spiel der (Auto)Biografie in Paul Austers Leviathan.” Autobiographie: Eine interdisziplinäre Gattung zwischen klassischer Tradition und (post-)moderner Variation. Ed. Uwe Baumann and Karl August Neuhausen. Göttingen: V&R unipress / Bonn University Press, 2013. 433-49.
“On Hallowed Ground: The Sacred Space of Ground Zero and the Consecration of Global Business.” Beyond 9/11: Transdiscipinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz and Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013. 245-62.
with Christoph Faulhaber. “9/11 as ‘Unbild’: A Conversation.” Beyond 9/11: Transdiscipinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz, and Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013. 383-407.
with Simone Knewitz und Sabine Sielke. Introduction. Beyond 9/11: Transdiscipinary Perspectives on Twenty-First Century U.S. American Culture. Ed. Christian Kloeckner, Simone Knewitz and Sabine Sielke. Frankfurt: Lang, 2013. 13-25.
“Re-Orienting Impersonality: T. S. Eliot and the Self of the Far East.” Modernism and the Orient. Ed. Zhaoming Qian. New Orleans: U of New Orleans P, 2013. 163-84.
“The Fundamentalism of a Globalized Hyperreal World: Bret Easton Ellis’ Glamorama.” Narratives of Fundamentalism. Ed. Birgit Däwes. Spec. issue of Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 45.1/2 (2012): 125-35.
“Race, Poverty, Community: Should American Studies Believe in Obama?” American Studies / Shifting Gears. Ed. Birte Christ et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 419-42.
with Birte Christ. “Introduction: What’s in Two Names? From ‘The Futures of (European) American Studies’ to American Studies/Shifting Gears.” American Studies / Shifting Gears. Ed. Birte Christ et al. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010. 1-19.
with Sabine Sielke. “From ‘Drops – of India’ to ‘Floors / Descending’: Orient and Orientalisms in US-American Poetry and Poetics. Introduction.” Orient and Orientalisms in US-American Poetry and Poetics. Ed. Sabine Sielke and Christian Kloeckner. Frankfurt: Lang, 2009. 9-32. (mit Sabine Sielke)
“David Horowitz, Intellectual Diversity, and the Politics of Academic Freedom.” Education and the USA. Ed. Laurenz Volkmann. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011. 19-37.
North, Joseph. Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2017. Rez. in Anglia: Journal of English Philology / Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie. In Preparation.
Schillings, Sonja. Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth UP, 2017. In: Journal of American Studies 53.2 (2019): E32.
La Berge, Leigh Claire. Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Rez. in Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 66.4 (2018): 487-89.
“Mapping 9/11: A Review of Recent German Scholarship.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 250.2 (2013): 371-79.