I am a  Research Fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation at the Trimberg Research Academy, University of Bamberg. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney, and an Assistant Professor in Literature and Media at the University of Bamberg, following my doctoral studies in American literature at the University of Konstanz and the English Department of Yale University. 

My interests at the moment cluster around three themes: ethics in the aftermath of terrorism; energy humanities -  especially the  transition from fossil fuels to renewables; and the intersections of race, immigration and law enforcement in the United States and Europe. 

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Von Zukunft befreit: Ethnizität und Futurologie im Spiegel der Literatur. Vortrag im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Konferenz Automatismen des Verdachts: Polizeikultur und Prognose in der Migrationsgesellschaft, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 15.-17. Juni 2018.

Donald Trump and the Wall. Guest lecture for the course "Cultural Politics of Donald Trump," University of Giessen (Prof. Dr. Greta Olson), 20. June 2018.   

Periculum in mora: Polizeiprognose, Medienkultur und die Kriminalisierung der Zukunft. Gastvortrag im Rahmen der Vorlesung "Kriminologie 2," Ruhr Universität Bochum (Prof. Dr. Tobias Singelnstein), 26. Juni 2018. 

Literature after 9/11. In American Literature in Transition: 2000 – Present. Ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 152-164. 

Sensing Oil: Sublime Art and Politics in Canada. In Cultures of Oil. Ed. Imre Szeman and Sheena Wilson. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. 431-457.