Florian Gabriel M.A.

fgabriel

Researcher

Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group “American Literature and Managerialism, 1875-1925”

Address
Lansstr. 7-9
Room 301b
14195 Berlin

Academic Education

2010 - 2014
M.A. North American Studies (Disciplines: Literature/History), John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.
Thesis Title: Barbary Captivity, Abolitionism and the Public Sphere in the Early Republic.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Florian Sedlmeier; Prof. Dr. Andrew Gross.

2005 - 2010
B.A. English/American Studies and History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

 


Employment

November 2014 - present
Research Fellow at the Literature Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
Doctoral Candidate at the Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group “American Literature and Managerialism, 1875-1925,” funded by the German Research Foundation's Excellence Initiative

October 2014 - March 2015

Lecturer at the History Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

October 2013 - March 2014

(Student) Teaching Assistant at the History Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.

September 2012 - June 2013
Student Research Assistant (Researching Primary Sources, Involved in Conference Organization), Project Initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economics (Objective: Reconstructing the History of the Reichswirtschaftsministerium, the Predecessor of the Federal Ministry of Economics, during the Weimar Republic), Supervised by Prof. Dr. Holtfrerich.

September 2007 - June 2009
Foreign Language Assistant and Part Time German Teacher, Sevenoaks School in Kent, United Kingdom (Sunday Times Private School of the Year 2007).

October 2006 - January 2007
(Student) Teaching Assistant at the English Department, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

 


Presentations and Conferences

December 2016

“Fictions of Management,” International Conference, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, December 8-10, 2016 (Organized with James Dorson and Jasper Verlinden)

January 2014

Guest Speaker at the History Colloquium of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Title of Presentation: Slavery in the Revolutionary Period and the Case of Phillis Wheatley.

April 2012
Head of the Award Committee for the Best Conference Contribution at the International Graduate Historical Studies Conference (Central Michigan University).

"Slavery in Colonial America," Winter 2014/2015, B.A. Seminar, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (History Department), Freie Universität Berlin.

Research Interests

African American Literature, New Historicism, American Literary Naturalism, American Literary Realism, Early American Literature.

 


Current Research Project

African American Literature as Counter-Naturalism (Working Title)

Translation of and Introduction to Phillis Wheatley’s Letter to the Mohegan Minister Samson Occom (1774). In: Christian Büschges, Stefan Rinke (eds.). Dokumente zu Europäischen Expansion, Vol.7: Das Ende des alten Kolonialsystems. München: C.H. BECK (forthcoming).