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
"Chapter 8: Transnational and Gendered Dimensions of Heimat in Mo Asumang’s Roots Germania." Heimat Goes Mobile: Hybrid Forms of Home in Literature and Film. Ed. Gabriele Eichmanns and Yvonne Franke. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. 170-89.
“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." Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing. Ed. Jaspal Kaur Singh and Rajendra Chetty. New York: Peter Lang, 2010. 77-99.