Curriculum Vitae

Academic Merits

since 2017 _____ Coordinator HOOU@HCU at the HafenCity University Hamburg
2017 _____ Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati
2016-2018 _____ Professor for Media Studies – Institute for Cultural and Media Management of the University for Music and Theater Hamburg (part-time/substitution for Prof. Loock)
2016 _____ Project Lead – Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU); Project “Research and Academic Writing” at the HafenCity University Hamburg
2015 _____ Lecturer for Media Studies at the European Media and Business Academy and at the Media Academy Hamburg
2014-2016 _____ Post-Doc at the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research; Project Lead for the World Hobbit Project
2014 _____ PhD in American Studies; Humboldt University Berlin. Thesis: “Biopunk Dystopias: Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction”
2012-2016 _____ Lecturer for Literature and Media at the Institute for British and American Studies at the University of Hamburg and in [Q]-Studies at the HafenCity University
2012 _____ Visiting Scholar – Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA
2011-2015 _____ Managing Editor of the SFRA Review
2011 _____ Visiting Scholar – Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
2010-2016 _____ Editor of the Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung (Journal for Research in the Fantastic)
since 2010 _____ President of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung e. V. (Association for Research in the Fantastic)
2010 _____ Master of Higher Education at the University of Hamburg
2009/10 _____ Extended Research at York University and the “Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy”, Toronto, Kanada
2007-2012 _____ Doctoral Student and Research Assistant / Junior Lecturer at the Institute for British and American Studies at the University of Hamburg
2005 _____ Magister Artium in American Studies at the University of Hamburg

Grants

01/ 2017 Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professorship an der University of Cincinnati
03/ 2016 Travel grant of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) – PCA/ACA Annual Meeting Seattle
10/ 2012 Travel grant of the University of Hamburg – Visiting Scholarship Smith College
09/ 2011 Travel grant of the Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien (Society for Canadian Studies) – ACCSFF Conference, Toronto
09/ 2011 Travel grant of the University of Hamburg – Visiting Scholarship University of Indiana, Bloomington
03/ 2011 Travel grant of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) – ICFA Orlando
01/2010 – 05/2010 Research grant of the Stiftung für Kanada-Studien (Foundation for Canadian Studies) – Merrill Collection, Toronto
09/2009 – 12/2009 Research grant for PhD students of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) – York University, Toronto
2009 Hamburger Teaching Award 2009 for excellence in teaching at the school of humanities, University of Hamburg

Third Party Funding

07/ 2015 Funding by the University of Hamburg for the student conference “Film in the 21st Century”
05/ 2012 Funding for publication by the German Research Council (DFG) for the proceedings volumes  “Fremde Welten” and “Collisions of Reality” with De Gruyter publishers
06/ 2011 “Seminare ans Netz”-funding for creating an eLearning environment for “A Virtual Introduction to Science Fiction”
10/ 2010 Funding for the inaugural international conference “Fremde Welten” of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung by the German Research Council (DFG)

Research Interests

  • Popular Culture
  • Science Fiction
  • The Fantastic
  • Video Games

Publications

Publications

All monographs, editorships, articles, translations and reviews.

Lectures & Seminars

Lectures & Seminars

Conference talks, lectures, and seminars held.

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