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Dr. Tobias Jochum

Tobias Jochum

Abteilung Literatur

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

Adresse
John-F.-Kennedy-Institut
Lansstr. 7-9
Raum 202
14195 Berlin

Sprechstunde

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Research Interests

  • Contemporary and 20th Century U.S. and Spanish American Narrative
  • Hemispheric American Studies
  • U.S.-Mexico Border Studies
  • Chicanx & Latinx Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Feminisms & Gender Studies
  • Critical Race & Ethnic Studies
  • Postcolonial Theory & Decoloniality

Education

October 2018

Doctor of Philosophy, North American Studies / Literature
Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Dissertation: "The Ethics of Representation in Contemporary Narratives of Border Violence" (summa cum laude)

Supervisors: Ulla Haselstein, José David Saldívar, MaryAnn Snyder-Körber

April 2013

Master of Arts, North American Studies
Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)
Thesis: "From Impassioned Analysis to Factual Fiction: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Writing (Against) Femicide"

March 2011

Bachelor of Arts, North American Studies

John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Thesis: "The Public Life and Work of Oscar Zeta Acosta"

2008/09 University of California Berkeley; Direct Exchange, Fulbright
2006/07 Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Erasmus

Conferences

2020

"'Our Curse and Our Mirror’: Ungrievable Lives & Unframed Crime Scenes in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666" (Invited speaker)

Writing & Society Research Centre Seminar, Western Sydney University. August 28 

2019

 "Beyond Narconarratives: Itinerant Memory and the Politics of Indeterminacy in Recent Mexican Border Fiction" (presented paper)

LASA Congress 2019: "Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion." Boston, MA. May 24-27

 

 

2017

 

Workshop "Drifting Apart? Democracy and Its Discontents" (panelist)

10th Anniversary Conference Graduate School of North American Studies

"The Fault Lines of Democracy: Conversations, Contestations, and Cross-Cultural Comparisons"

Berlin, Germany. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. October 20-21

 

 

 

2016

 

"Resisting the Script, Scripting Resistance: Literary Responses to Fear, Impunity, and Militarization at the Northern Mexico Border" (presented paper)

Framing Violence. A Multidisciplinary Symposium on Theorizing Frames.

Berlin, Germany. John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. July 1-2

 

"Reclaiming Murder City: Memory, Fear, and Hope in New Northern Mexico Border Fiction" (presented paper)

EAAS Conference 2016 "Mapping Transnational America"

Constanta, Romania. April 3-6

 

 

 

2015

 

 

"'Textual Photography' and Poetic Testimony in Sergio González Rodríguez' The Femicide Machine" (presented paper)

Latin American Studies Association, 33th International Congress

"precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias"

San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 27-30

 

 

 

2014

 

 

"Feminicide: Explanatory Frameworks, Representational Challenges"

(panel chair)

           

"'The Weight of Words, the Shock of Photos': Poetic Testimony and Elliptical Images in Sergio González Rodríguez' The Femicide Machine"

(presented paper)

European American Studies Association, 60th Anniversary Conference

"America: Justice, Conflict, War"

The Hague, Netherlands, April 3-6

 

 

 

2013

 

 

"The Juárez Femicides in U.S. Literature: Social Activism and Representation of Violence in Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders" (presented paper)

11th Spanish Association for American Studies Conference

"TRANS-: The Poetics and Politics of Crossing in the U.S."

La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, March 20-22

 

Publications

   2015      

Co-editor and introduction (with Laura Gillman):

Special Issue: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Feminicide at the U.S.-Mexico Border. Forum for Interamerican Research 8:2 (September 2015).

       

Journal article:

"The Weight of Words, the Shock of Photos: Poetic Testimony and Elliptical Images in Sergio González Rodríguez' The Femicide Machine"

FIAR 8:2 (September 2015).

Summer Schools

 

 

2015          

 

 

"Borders, Border Thinking, Borderlands" Summer Institute

University of Bremen, Duke University and University of North Carolina.

Bremen, Germany, May 15-26

 

Teaching

 

2016  

 

"Frontera Fictions: Life and Death at the US-Mexico Border" (seminar)

JFK Institute, Literature Dept., Freie Universität Berlin; WS 2016/17.