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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Upcoming Talks and Publications


The Refuge of Photography: Framing Migrant Men. Reframing Family Photography Conference, The Family Camera Network, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 21-23 September 2017.  

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

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.