Areas of research

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


Recent talks include:

  • Talk on “Legality” (20 November 2018) at the conference “Key Legal Concepts in Law, History & Literature” at the Free University in Berlin
  • Guest lecture on “The Visual Politics of Images of Migrants” (19 November 2018) as part of the class “Moving Children: U.S. American Narratives of Age and Refuge” (Dr. Dr. Sunčica Klaas) at the University of Potsdam
  • Keynote (11 October 2018) at the workshop “Legal and Social Philosophy 2018” at the University of Salzburg
  • Podium discussant of “Wie schlägt man Trump?” (20 September 2018), organized by the Karl-Gerold-Stiftung and the Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurt am Main
  • “From Law and Literature to Literature and Human Rights” (6 July 2018) at the conference “The State of Human Rights: Historical Genealogies, Political Controversies, and Cultural Imaginaries,” Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations (Amerikahaus Munich)
  • “Negotiating Sexual Cultures Now” (3 July 2018) at the Symposium “Feminisms 2018,” JMU Würzburg & Siebold-Collegium Institute for Advanced Studies
  • “Gendered Narratives of Migration: Preferred Criminals and Victims, Dehumanized Masses and Calls for Equality” (22 June 2018) at the Symposium “Counter-/Narratives of Punishment and Criminal Justice” at the University of Siegen.