Updated: 22 September 2020
I am a postdoctoral fellow working at Leipzig University's Collaborative Research Centre 1199, "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition." Next to publishing my doctoral thesis with the title "The West and the Word: Imagining, Formatting, and Ordering the American West in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Discourse," my current research focuses on transoceanic connections in the United States' imperial imaginary.
In 2016, I received my master's degree from the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University with a paper about "American Spaces: Renegotiations of Cultural Geographies and Counter-Drafts to Spatial Master Narratives of the American West in Jack London's Short Stories."
My research interests include:
- Imaginations and representations of spatio-cultural (meta)narratives
- The narrative nexus of space, mobility, agency, and otherness
- Trans-hemispheric and trans-oceanic (re)visions of fin de siècle imperialism
- (Sub)cultural and millennialist apocalypticism