Areas of research

  • Law
  • Narrative Politics
  • American Studies
  • Feminism/Queer/Gender
  • Media Studies


Recent talks include:

  • Digital podium discussion on “Polizeigewalt, Rassismus, Trump: Über Ursachen und Wirkungen der amerikanischen Wut” organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Hessen (16 June 2020), Frankfurt am Main. Streamed online:
  • Digital podium discussion on “Grenzen in Zeiten der Pandemie” as part of the discussion series “Kontroversen” organized by the Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität, University of Giessen (9 June 2020) Streamed online:
  • Podium discussion on “Die Demokratische Partei nach dem ‘Super Tuesday.’ Wer fordert Trump heraus?” organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Hessen and the Frankfurter Rundschau (6 March 2020), Frankfurt am Main
  • Talk on “Strategies for Attending to Our Own Democratic Voices” at the Democrats Abroad Germany Annual General Meeting (24 January 2020) at the Literaturhaus München
  • Talk on #MeToo, Shame, and the Affective Politics of Fourth-Wave Feminism” at the conference “Shame – Shaming – Shamelessness” for the Research Network “Gender and Agency” (Nov. 29, 2019) at the University of Vienna
  • Talk on “From Law and Literature to Legality and Affect” at the Conference “Law and Emotions – Some Reflections on Passion and Dispassion of Law across Legal Cultures (22 November 2019) at the Center for Advanced Study of the Humanities “Law and Culture,” University of Bonn
  • Keynote on “Law and Literature or Legality of Human Rights” at the Summer School “Law, Literature, and Human Rights” at the University of Groningen (19 July 2019)
  • Public lecture on “What is Wrong With Human Rights? The Politics of Images of Refugees” at the Summer School “Law, Literature, and Human Rights” at the University of Groningen (19 July 2019)
  • Talk on “The Affective Politics of Debates about Online Feminism” at the conference “U.S.-American Culture as Popular Culture” (15 June 2019) at the Institute for English and American Studies, University Hamburg
  • Talk on “Rechtsgefühle and the Affective Turn in Legal Scholarship” at the conference “Feelings about Justice/Law: The Relevance of Affect to the Development of Law in Pluralistic Legal Cultures” (13 June 2019) at the University of Giessen
  • Talk on “Comparing Racisms in Germany and the United States – Ethnosexism versus White Fragility and Colorblindness” (6 June 2019) at the workshop “Reemerging Racism – Geneaology, Mediations and Contestations” at the University of Giessen
  • Talk on “Von Recht und Narrativität zu einem morphologischen und affektiven Zugang zur Legalität” at the round-table workshop “Rechtsästhetik als Ästhetik in rechtsphilosophischer Absicht” (29 March 2019) at the University of Magdeburg