Ariane de Waal


Univ.-Ass. Dr., MA



Room: 40333

Office hours: Tuesday, 14:30 - 15:30 and by appointment

 : +43 512 507 4195



Research and teaching interests

  • Medical/Cultural History of Skin in 19th-Century Britain
  • Cultural Responses to War and Terrorism
  • Gender, Queer & Critical Whiteness Studies
  • Contemporary British Drama and Performance
  • Representations of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting




PhD in English Studies (Ruhr University Bochum), 2016. Funded by the German National Academic Foundation.

PhD Thesis: “Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions at the Home/Front of British Drama.” Distinguished with the CDE Award 2016.

MA in English and American Studies (Ruhr University Bochum and University of Oklahoma), 2012.


Selected Publications

1) “‘Anyone Foreign?’ Whiteness, Passing, and Deportability in Brexit Britain.” In The Intersections of Whiteness, edited by Evangelia Kindinger and Mark Schmitt. London: Routledge, 2019.

2) “Neoliberalism, Terror, and the Etiology of Neurotic Citizenship.” In A Poetics of Neurosis: Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts, edited by Elena Furlanetto and Dietmar Meinel. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2018.

3) Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions in British Drama. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017.


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