Education

Staatsexamen: State Board Examination - MA; Postgraduate Degree in English Studies; Ph.D. , Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany; University of Nottingham, England; University of California, Santa Barbara 2013

Research

Transnational Identity Narratives - Contemporary German Language Literature by Autors with Migration Backgrounds in East Central Europe;

Environmental Humanities in German Studies - Eco-Texts and Eco-Film, Eco-Pedagogy, Cultures of Environmentalism, Eco-criticism, Identity Politics and Notions of Home

Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) - Perspectives on a German Classic

Germany and the New Europe - The New Berlin, Contemporary German Culture, Traditions and Innovations in Memory Cultures, Sports Cultures and National Identity

Honors and Awards

Southwestern University Teaching Award 2005. Awards and Fellowships to support research projects abroad. (DAAD, Mellon, Cullen, Sam Taylor, and others)