Updated on 6 July 2021

Coming from a background in American Studies, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Leipzig University’s Collaborative Research Centre 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition.” I have published on various topics including spatial imaginations and border studies, naturalism, postmodernism, as well as film and horror studies. Recently, the monograph The West and the Word: Imagining, Formatting, and Ordering the American West in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Discourse was published. My current research project investigates archipelagic literary dynamics in American imperial discourses between 1880 and 1945.

My research interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Imaginations and representations of space
  • Mobility and borderedness
  • Film, game, and horror studies
  • Survivalism and apocalypticism