Steffen Wöll is a first-generation scholar and teacher with a background in American studies. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Leipzig University’s Collaborative Research Center 1199: Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition. He is the author of The West and the Word (de Gruyter, 2020). Wöll’s publications and talks cover a range of intersectional topics, including spatial imaginations, human and cultural geographies, naturalist and postmodern literature, as well as film, horror, and catastrophe studies. Currently, he is pursuing a habilitation project that explores transoceanic dynamics of US imperial and literary discourses.

Research interests
  • Imaginations of space and place
  • Archipelagic and island studies
  • Cartographic visualizations
  • Digital humanities
  • Game and play studies
  • Criminality and youth delinquency