Curriculum Vitae

 

Academic Positions

since 10/2015

Professor of English Literature and Culture

University of Innsbruck

2014-2015

Visiting Professor (English and American Literature and Cultural Studies),

Department of English

University of Giessen

2011-2015

W1-Professor of English Literature and Culture, Department of English and

Linguistics

University of Mainz

2009-2011

Visiting Scholar and Feodor Lynen Research Fellow, Department of

Comparative Literature

Stanford University

04/2009

Visiting Professor, Institute for Cultural Studies

Cornell University

2007-2009

Research Coordinator

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, University of Giessen

Lecturer, English Department

University of Giessen

2006-2007

Teaching Fellow and Lektor, Department of German Studies / German

Academic Exchange Service

University of Warwick

2001-2002

Teaching Assistant, Department of German, Slavic, and Semitic Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Education

2013

Habilitation, English Literature and Culture

University of Giessen

2006

PhD, English Literature and Culture

Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

2002

Master of Arts, English, German, and Comparative Literature

University of California, Santa Barbara

2000-2001

BA-Studies, English Literature

University of Cambridge

1998-2000

Undergraduate Studies, English and German Literature and Culture

University of Heidelberg

1998

A-Levels (Abitur)

Gymnasium Dionysianum, Rheine

1995-1996

Visiting Student

Rossall School, Fleetwood

 

Grants and Fellowships

2011-2016

Elected member of the German Young Academy (Die Junge Akademie) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2010-2012

Scholarship ‘Fast-Track’, Robert Bosch Foundation

2009-2011

Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2007

Research Grant, Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick

2006

Research Grant, FAZIT-Foundation

2003-2006

PhD-scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes)

2001-2002

Stuart Atkins Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara

2000-2001

Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation

Travel Research Grant, New Hall College, Cambridge

Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1998

Hermann-Rosenstengel-Award, Gymnasium Dionysianum, Rheine

Jakob-Winkler-Award, City of Rheine

 

Research Networks

Member of the working groups Science Policy, Fascination (founding member and chair), and Popular Culture, German Young Academy

Member of the focus group Adaptation and Appropriation, University of Mainz

Member of the research units Media Convergence and Historical Cultural Sciences. 2012-2015

Member of the DFG-funded research network Gelehrte Polemik (convenors: Kai Bremer, University of Giessen, and Carlos Spoerhase, Humboldt-University of Berlin). 2009-2014

Member of the European research network Europe, in Comparison: EU, Identity and the Idea of European Literature (EUROCOM), FFI2010-16165 (convenor: César Domínguez, University of Santiago de Compostela). 2010-2014

Member of the DFG-funded research network Aisthetik der Geister: Die Rezeption der Spirituslehren in Künsten und Populärkultur der Frühen Neuzeit (convenor: Steffen Schneider, University of Tübingen). 2009-2013

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2015-16

Co-chair of the Working Group ‘Science Policy’, German Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2014-15

Member of the Executive Committee, College for Young Researchers, University of Mainz

2013-14

Chair of the German Young Academy

2013-

Reviewer for Early Modern Literary Studies

2012-14

Member of the Executive Board, German Young Academy

2011-

Member of the Research Committee, International Comparative Literature

Association (ICLA) Member of the Advisory Board of the open-access

International Journal of Literary Linguistics (IJLL)

Reviewer for the German National Academic Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2008-12

Principal Investigator of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), University of Giessen

2008-09

Associated member of the Executive Board of the GCSC, University of Giessen





 

 

 

 

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