Saskia Fürst


Mag. Phil., Dr. Phil.


Room: 40336

Office hours: Thursday 14:00 - 15:00


 : +43 512 507 4196



Research and teaching interests

  • Aging Studies
  • Black Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Gender Studies



Paris-Lodron-Universität-Salzburg (PLUS), Salzburg, Austria; Ph.D. in Philosophy: English Studies and the Creative Industries. Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Remembering Her Ancestors: Mature Black Women in Contemporary US Literature, Artwork, and Print Advertisements”.

Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria; Diploma in English and American Studies, specializing in American Cultural Studies. M.A. Thesis title: “The Active Heroine: Femininity, Female Representation and the Spectatorship of She-Ra”.

Rice University, Houston, Texas; B.A. in Gender Studies, B.A. in Political Science, B.A. in German Studies. B.A. Thesis title: “The Myth of the Jamaican Matriarch: The Political and Social Effects of this Label”.


Selected publications

1) “A Mature Black Woman’s Humorous Critique of Ageing in Clarence Major’s Such Was the Season.” In: Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings (2017). Ed. Michaela Schrage-Frueh. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

2) “Willow Springs: Gloria Naylor’s Womanist Utopian Vision in Mama Day.” In: US American Expressions of Utopian and Dystopian Visions (2017). Eds. Ralph Poole, Yvonne Kaisinger, and Saskia Fuerst. Vienna: LIT Verlag.

3) “The Sexy Older Black Woman in US Advertisements: From Aunt Jemima to the Pro-Age Campaign.” In: Ethnic and Racial Identities in the Media (2016). Eds. Eleftheria Arapoglou, Yiorgos Kalogeras, and Jopi Ny. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


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