Lebenslauf / CV

Academic Career

1990-1997 Studies in British Studies, American Studies, Russian and Sociology at the Universities of Rostock, Bradford/UK and Leipzig

1997 MA (Magistra Artium) in British Studies, American Studies and Sociology, Leipzig University

1997-1999 Lecturer (Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben), Leipzig University, Department of British Studies

1999–2002 Lecturer in British Cultural Studies, Leipzig University, Department of British Studies

2003 PhD, Bremen University, thesis on contemporary British women’s drama

2003–2006 Post-Doctoral Position in British Literature, Bremen University, Department of British and American Studies

2006-2011 Junior Professor of Cultural Studies, Osnabrück University

2011 Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Koblenz- Landau, Campus Landau

 

Guest Lecturer

April 2005 Nottingham Trent University, UK

Winter term 2005/06 Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

March 2006 University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

April 2008 Keele University, UK

Summer term 2008 Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg,Germany

October 2008 Lodz University, Poland

 

Research Interests

  • Gender studies/masculinity studies/gender in politics
  • Cold War cultures
  • Populism
  • Contemporary British drama
  • Postcolonial/transcultural studies
  • Post-socialism
  • Popular culture

 

Memberships/Offices in Academic Associations

  • 2007-2011 Member of the Advisory Council of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures
  • 2013-2016 Vice President of the German Association for the Study of British Cultures
  • Member of the Anglistenverband
  • Member of the German Society of Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

 

Development of Innovative Teaching Methods

Regular Classes on "Improvisation for Foreign Language Teachers"

I.E., developing and practicing teaching skills and mindsets based on techniques from improvisation theatre, introducing and actively practicing excercises for the foreign language classroom

     

    Wissenschaftskommunikation/Transfer of Academic Knowledge to Non-Academic Audiences

    • Science Slams
    • Open to the Public Lecture Series
    • Invited Speaker and/or Improvisation Performer at Non-Academic Events:

    Bundesverband der Medientrainer, Januar 2019

    Bundesanwaltschaft, Karlsruhe, März 2018

    Frauenversammlung des Hessischen Ministeriums für Wirtschaft, Energie, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung, Februar 2017

    Badische Bau- und Ausbautage, Juli 2016

    Frauenempfang Stadt Pforzheim, März 2016

    WomenCONNEX, Kongress- und Karrieremesse für Frauen, November 2014