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Dr. Andreas Beer

wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

Lansstraße 7-9
Raum 213
14195 Berlin


Wednesdays from 13:00 - 14:00



Ph.D. in American Studies, Graduate School of Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Schlarship, Rostock

Dissertation title: “ Southward the Course of Empire Took Its Way: A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the U.S. Filibusters in Nicaragua,1855-1857"


M.A. in American Studies

Thesis Title: “The discursive construction of 'Guantánamo' after 9/11”


B.A, in Political Sciences

Thesis Title: "Indigene Bewegungen oder Parteien? Vergleich zwischen den mexikanischen Zapatistas und der bolivianischen MAS"


B.A. in British/American Studies

Thesis title: “The clay feet of civilization: A comparison between Herman Melville's Moby Dick und Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness”

Academic Employment


Adjunct lecturer, Department of Literature, American Studies Section, University of Constance

2014 - 2016      

Post-doctoral fellow, International Graduate School " Problem of the Real in the Cultures of Modernity," The  University of Constance


Adjunct lecturer, The Institute of British and American Studies, Rostock University 


Adjunct lecturer, The Institute of British and American Studies, Rostock University

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

2009 - 2012

DFG (German Research Foundation) Monthly Felowship // 2010 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Travel Grant for Archival Research (three months) // 2013 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Conference Assistance Grant

John F. Kennedy Institute — Summer Semester 2017

Schemes and Dreams of Independence and National Aggrandizement: Filibustering in the American Hemisphere, 1806 – 1860, Andreas Beer, Wednesdays 14:00-16:00

Post‑Doc Project “Affect-Based Non-Representation in Contemporary Cultures of Dissent”

  • Transnational cultural studies
  • 19th century US-society
  • Non-representational theories
  • Literature of the German 48ers
  • Post- and decolonial theories
  • Indigeneity and subalternity in the Americas


Southward the Course of Empire Took Its Way: A Transnational Analysis of Representations of the U.S. Filibusters in Nicaragua, 1855-1857. New York/ Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Edited Volumes

with Gesa Mackenthun: Fugitive Knowledges. The Preservation and Loss of Knowledges in Cultural Contact Zones. Berlin: Waxmann, 2015.


“Ein neues Gesicht für den Dissens? Die Ästhetik der V-Maske zwischen Comic, Film und Occupy-Protesten.” kritische berichte. Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften. 1/2016 (vol. 44): 96-106.

“Guy-Fawkes-Mask” and “Damas de Blanco/ Colour: White“.

Aesthetics of Resistance, Pictorial Glossary, The Nomos of Images. Online resource, 2015.

Online: http://nomoi.hypotheses.org/265 and http://nomoi.hypotheses.org/421

“Martial Men in Virgin Lands? Nineteenth-Century Filibustering, Nation-Building, and Competing Forms of Masculinity in the United States and Nicaragua.” Dominguez Andersen, Pablo and Simon Wendt (eds.). Masculinities and the Nation in the Modern World: Between Hegemony and Marginalization. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 113-128.

 “Introduction.” Beer, Andreas and Gesa Mackenthun (eds.). Fugitive Knowledge. The Loss and Preservation of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones. Berlin: Waxmann, 2015: 7-28.

 “Freebooting on the American Isthmus: The US Filibusters as Transnational Actors.” Marung, Steffi and Matthias Middell (eds.). Transnational Actors, Crossing Borders. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2015: 51-64.

 “Wilder Westen, Cowboys und Indianer.” Wodianka, Stephanie and Juliane Ebert (eds.). Metzler Lexikon Moderne Mythen. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2014.

“The U.S. Filibusters in Transnational Newspaper Discourses, 1855-1857.” COPAS (Current Objectives of American Studies) 13 (2012): 1-17. Online: http://copas.uni-regensburg.de/article/view/148.