Assistant Professor of German
2009 Ph.D. in German: Pennsylvania State University with minors in Social-Political Thought and English/Creative Writing
2003: Certificate Teaching German as a Foreign Language: Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
2002 M.A. in English: Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
2002 1st Staatsexamen in English & Physical Education: Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
20th- and 21st-century German literature, culture and film, Postcolonial Studies, Africana Studies, European Studies, Nationalism, Globalization
- “The Crisis of an Old Order: Gender, Sexual Relations, and Reproduction in Lessing’s The Cleft” Doris Lessing Studies Special Issue: Gender and Sexualities, Fall 2011 Vol. 30, No. 1., 23-27.
- “Chapter 5: Transcending Apartheid: Empathy and the Search for Redemption” In: Jaspal K. Singh & Rajendra Chetty (Eds.) Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2010, 77-99.