Ulla Ratheiser


Mag. Dr.


Room: 40318

Office hours: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00


 : +43 512 507 4160

 : Ulla.Ratheiser@uibk.ac.at


Research Interests

  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Migrant Writing
  • Cultural Studies


  • Head of Department
  • Media Collection (English Department)
  • Media Representative (Faculty)



German Philology/ English Philology and American Studies (Vienna and Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck). Mag. Phil. 1999.

M.A. thesis: 'arzâtlîche meisterschaft'. Zum Motiv der heilenden Frau im mittelhochdeutschen Roman.

Ph.D. thesis: Agents of Change: Childhood and Child Characters in Patricia Grace's Novels.


Selected Publications

1) "The Scent of Paradise: Michael Ondaatje's ‘The Cinnamon Peeler’ ". Projections of Paradise in Migrant Writing. Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literature. Eds. Helga Ramsey-Kurz and Geetha Ganapathy-Doré. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011. 161-181.

2) "‘Islam is not a country’. (De)constructions of Muslim Space in Migrant Contact Zones". Migrationsliteraturen in Europa. Eds. Eva Binder and Birgit Mertz-Baumgartner. Innsbruck: Innsbruck university press, 2012. 153-165.

3) “Lifting the Veil or Donning Hijab? Muslim Counter-Discourse in Contemporary British Culture.” Gegenkultur. Eds. Timo Heimerdinger, Eva Hochhauser and Erich Kistler. Würzburg: Königshausen&Neumann, 2013. 295-306.

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