Areas of research

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


Recent talks include:

  • Talk on “Feminist, Queer, and Trans Communities in Pandemic Times: Legal Subjectivities and Resilience” at the International Online Conference “Communities and the(ir) Law,” 2 July 2021, University of Bonn
  • Public lecture on “Resilience, Resistance, and Healing in Anti-Gender and Pandemic Times – A Dialogue” in the interdisciplinary lecture series “Shaping the Future: Female and Queer Perspectives on Possible Futures,” 30 June 2021, University of Giessen
  • Panelist in discussion of “Too Much Participation? Liberal Democracies in Times of Crisis” (German Association of American Studies, DGfA), 18 June 2021, Heidelberg Center for American Studies
  • Paper on “Challenges to Narrative Approaches to Law” at the Conference “Law and Literature from a Narratological Perspective/Recht und Literatur aus narratologicscher Sicht” (7 May 2021) University of Freiburg
  • Lecture on “Negotiating Contested Sexual Cultures” at the University of Freiburg (25 January 2021)
  • Interview with Radio Dreyeckland for the program “Amnesty Aktuell” on “Die Ära Trump (7 December 2020)
  • Digital podium discussion on “Trump oder Biden? Wer entscheidet: Das Volk oder die Gerichte?” organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Hessen and the Frankfurter Rundschau (5 November 2020), Frankfurt am Main
  • Participation in “U.S. Election Night 2020: Das digitale Wahlevent,” organized by the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum (3 November 2020), Stuttgart
  • Digital podium discussion on “Voices from Abroad: Americans in Germany Discuss the 2020 U.S. Elections,” organized by the Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität, University of Giessen (3 November 2020), Giessen
  • 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