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American Studies
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg, Germany

email: birgit.bauridl@ur.de


office hours:

summer term 2016:

  • Mon. 5-6:30pm - registration via email required
  • and by appointment for Zulassungsarbeiten

CV


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor (tenured) /Akademische Rätin (LfbA), American Studies, U Regensburg (current)

Assistant Professor / Akademische Rätin a.Z., Amerikanistik, U Regensburg (2011-2014)

Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiterin VZ), American Studies, U Regensburg (2007-2011)

Instructor (Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiterin TZ), American Studies, U Regensburg (2005-2007)


Degree and Research Projects

Current Projects:

Habilitation: “Triangulating Cultural Transfer: The American Presence in the Upper Palatinate from Grafenwoehr to Flossenbuerg” (working title); (Mentors: Prof. Dr. V. Depkat; Prof. Dr. H. Paul; Prof. Dr. S. Bierling)

DFG Research Network with Dr. Pia Wiegmink (U Mainz); wissenschaftliches Netzwerk DFG # BA 3567 / 4-1; "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies" 2014-2017 (36 months).

PhD Project

PhD American Studies, U Regensburg; Negotiating Transformations from the Linimal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry (2011)


Research Interests

transnational and triangular American Studies; cultural transfer;  transnational regions, critical regionalism; the American presence in Germany

performance studies; concepts of cultural performance; transnational identities; festive culture; performance poetry

African American studies


Academic Service External

American Studies Association (ASA) Women’s Committee, Elected Member 2012-2015;  Co-Chair 2013-2014; Chair 2014-2015.

Assistant Editor, Amerikastudien / American Studies (2007-2011).

Editorial Assistant, Amerikastudien / American Studies (2005-2007).

ERASMUS teaching assignments: IUSS Ferrara 1391e Dipartim. Di Scienze Umane, Italy.  2012, 2013, 2014.

Reader for American Studies Journal (U Kansas) (2015-)

Reader for Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) (2015-)

Advisory Board, Brno Studies in English (2013-)

Reader for COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies (2013-)

Reader for MELUS (2013-)


Academic Service Internal

Executive Director Regensburg European American Forum (REAF) (2014-)

Kommission zur Vergabe des Forschungspreises, Fakultät für Sprach,- Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften, UR (2015-2016)

Admission Committee (MA American Studies / MAS)


Awards and Grants

DAAD-Förderung Konferenzreise, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, multiple times.

Verein der Freunde der UR; Förderung von Konferenzreisen; multiple times.

Gleichstellungsprogramm UR; Förderung von Konferenzreisen; multiple times.

Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright American Studies Institute, San Francisco/Washington, DC, 16-30 September 2012

Publikationszuschuss, Gleichstellungsprogramm, U Regensburg, 2012.

Dr.-Katharina-Sailer Promotionspreis, U Regensburg, 2011.

International Summer School Fellowship, Bavarian American Academy

(David Blight, Emory Elliott, Werner Sollors), 2007.

Reisekostenzuschuss des Bayerischen Elitenetzwerks (ENB), 2007.

Promotionsstipendium des Bayerischen Elitenetzwerks (ENB), 2006-2007 (grant period 24 months).

Anschubfinanzierung für Promotion, Gleichstellungsprogramm der U Regensburg), 2005.


Bio Blurb

Dr. Birgit M. Bauridl is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Her current research focuses on triangular/transnational American Studies; cultural transfer and transnational regions; the American presence in Germany; and concepts of performance in American festive culture. Her publications include Betwixt, Between, or Beyond: Negotiating Transformations from the Liminal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry (Winter 2013); South Africa and the United States in Transnational American Studies (co-ed. Udo J. Hebel; spec. iss. Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.4 (2014). Her articles on cultural performance, Arab American life writing, muralism and visual culture, American-Bavarian encounters, and transnational spaces have appeared in edited collections and journals such as Amerikastudien / American Studies or the Journal of Transnational American Studies. Birgit M. Bauridl was member and Chair of the ASA Women’s Committee (2012-2015). From 2007 to 2011, she served as Assistant Editor of Amerikastudien / American Studies. She is a member of the advisory board of Brno Studies in English and a reader for MELUS, JTAS/Journal of Transnational American Studies, and American Studies Journal. Together with Dr. Pia Wiegmink (U Mainz), she heads the international Research Network (German Research Foundation / DFG) on “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies” (www.performance.ur.de); they are currently preparing an edited volume on Performance and Transnational American Studies (Lang, forthcoming Oct. 2016).


Publications

With Pia Wiegmink. eds. Performance in American Studies. Lang, 2016. Forthcoming.

With Ingrid Gessner and Udo J. Hebel, eds. Conference Proceedings: German-American Encounters in Bavaria. In preparation.

With Pia Wiegmink. “Toward an Integrative Model of Performance in Transnational American Studies.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 60.1 (2015). Forthcoming.

With Udo J. Hebel, eds. South Africa and the U.S. in Transnational American Studies. Spec. issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies 59.4 (2014). Print.

With Udo J. Hebel. "South Africa and the United States in Transnational American Studies: From Comparative Approaches toward Transangulation." Amerikastudien/American Studies 59.4 (2014): 455-61. Print.

Review Essay on Kennedy in Berlin by Ulrich Mack. Ed. Hans-Michael Koetzle. München: Hirmer, 2013. Journal für Kunstgeschichte 3 (2014): 299-310. Print. 

Betwixt, between, or beyond? Negotiating Transformations from the Liminal Sphere of Contemporary Black Performance Poetry. American Studies: A Monograph Series 215. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013.

"'Deep-Mapping' the Diversity of New York Lives. American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 355-68.

"Rowing for Palestine, Performing the Crossroads, Living Multiple Consciousness: Mark Gerban and Suheir Hammad." Arab American Literature and Culture. Ed. Alfred Hornung and Martina Kohl. American Studies: A Monograph Series 199. Heidelberg, Winter, 2012. 221-42. Rpt. in Journal of Transnational American Studies 5.1 (2013).

“’[N]ow they had captured the King of Rock ‚n‘ Roll’: Ein Streifzug durch die amerikanische Oberpfalz.” Die Befreiungshalle Kelheim: Geschichte, Mythos, Gegenwart. Ed. Christoph Wagner. Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 2012. 341-49.

With  Alexandra Ganser. “Anna Kovitzka: Ich bin allein.” Transl. 1949. Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt von David Boder. Ed. Julia Faisst, Alan Rosen, and Werner Sollors. Heidelberg: Winter, 2011.23-46.

“Contemporary Black? Performance Poetry?” African American Literary Studies: New Texts, New Approaches, New Challenges. Ed. Glenda Carpio and Werner Sollors. Spec. issue of Amerikastudien / American Studies 55.4 (2010): 715-24.

“‘A Lens Into What It Means to Be an American’: African American Philadelphia Murals as Sites of Memory.” Transnational American Memories. Ed. Udo J. Hebel. New York: de Gruyter, 2009. 377-404.

“Editorial: Approaching the Second Decade (1999-2008).” (with Ingrid Gessner and Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk). COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies 9 (2008)

With Susanne Leikam. “Publications in American Studies from German-Speaking Countries, 2008.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 54.2 (2009).

With Ingrid Gessner. “Publications in American Studies from German-Speaking Countries, 2007.” Amerikastudien / American Studies 53.2 (2008).

With Ingrid Gessner, Susanne Leikam, and Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk, eds. COPAS (Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies) 10/2009.

With Ingrid Gessner and Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk, eds. COPAS (Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies) 9/2008.

Conf./Present.


Conferences & Symposia

In Preparation: Workshop. DFG Research Network (DFG # BA 3567/4-1) "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies," with Pia Wiegmink. Mainz, March 2016.

"Interdisciplinary Crossroads: Performance Studies in Transnational American Studies" - Opening Conference DFG Research Network (DFG # BA 3567/4-1) "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies," with Pia Wiegmink; Regensburg, 23-25 July 2015.

“1945-2015: German-American Encounters in Bavaria”; with Ingrid Gessner and Udo Hebel; Regensburg/Flossenbürg, 11-13 June 2015; (in cooperation with KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg).

Augsburg-Regensburg American Studies Symposium, with Johanna Hartmann; Augsburg, 27-28 June 2015.

Initial Workshop. DFG Research Network (DFG # BA 3567/4-1) "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies," with Pia Wiegmink. Bonn, 27-28 May 2015.

Augsburg-Regensburg American Studies Symposium, with Johanna Hartmann; Regensburg; Nov. 2013.

“ReVisions,” with Susanne Leikam; U Regensburg, 29-30 June 2012.


Lectures, Conference Panels, Presentations

"NYC Slam: Performance Poetry in the City that Never Sleeps." Presentation for advanced high school seminar / W-Seminar, Gymnasium Neutraubling. 14 Jan. 2016.

“The Many American Studies: Contemporary Perspectives and Projects.” University of Ferrara, Italy, 12 Nov. 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

 “Auma Obama: Un-Placing Misery.“ Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Toronto, October 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

"Triangulating Cultural Transfer: The American Presence in the Upper Palatinate from Grafenwoehr to Flossenbuerg“; Augsburg-Regensburg American Studies Symposium; Augsburg, June 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

“’Nach Hause in die Oberpfalz’: The Grafenwöhr Training Area as Transnational Site”; Conference “1945-2015: German-American Encounters in Bavaria”; Regensburg/Flossenbürg, June 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Recent Trends in American Studies—Perspectives on American Families”; Regionale Lehrerfortbildung; Augsburg, March 2015. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Udo Hebel. "ASA International Committee & ASA Women’s Committee: Teaching American Studies Transnationally"; Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2014. (Panel Organization)

With Nicole Hodges Persley. "Teaching American Studies Transnationally and Transdisciplinarily Transnational Identifications and Performance"; Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

Women’s Brunch & Award Ceremony Anzaldua Award; Women’s Committee; Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2014. (Event Organization / Chair / Award Speech)

“Auma Obama: Trans-locating American Lives”; International Conference on “Obama and Transnational American Studies”; Mainz, 18/19 Oct. 2014. (Lecture / Presentation) "Triangular Choreographies of Memory in Black Philadelphia Murals," U Hannover, May 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Auma Obama: Trans-locating American Lives”; International Conference on “Obama and Transnational American Studies”; Mainz, 18/19 Oct. 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

"Neuere theoretische Entwicklungen und Forschungsrichtungen in den American Studies und ihre mögliche Rolle in W-Seminaren Englisch,” Regionale Lehrerfortbildung (RLFB), Oberviechtach, April 2014.
(Lecture / Presentation)

“Poetic Justice? Black Activist Performances between Stage, Street, and Prison,” EAAS Conference, The Hague, April 2014.
(Lecture / Presentation)

“Mapping Autobiography: Auma Obama between American Sister and Global Citizen Ferrara,” Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS, Ferrara, Italien, March 2014. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Of Barbeques, Elvis, and Afghanistan: Visual Negotiations of the US Military Presence in Germany,” Jahrestagung der Historiker der DGfA, Tutzing, February 2014 (written version).

With N. Hodges Persley. “Transnational Identifications and Performance: An Example of Transnational Graduate Teaching,” University of Kansas, Nov. 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Women’s Caucus,” GAAS at Sixty, Marburg, Nov. 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Anzaldua Award for A. Castillo,” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA), Washington, DC, Nov. 2013. (Award Ceremony)

“ASA Women's Committee: Countering Debt with Cultural Indebtedness: Trans/National Visualizations of Dis/Empowerment and Female Participation,” ASA, Washington, DC, Nov. 2013. (Panel Organization)

“’They say our names out loud’: Negotiations of Cultural Indebtedness in African American Philadelphia Murals,” ASA, Washington, Nov. 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

“'This fight will have to be mine': Trans/Nationalizing Black Performance Poetry after 9/11," NE Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, MA, USA, March 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

"'Gut getarnt in der Oberpfalz'”? Performative Negotiations of the American Military and Cultural Presence in Germany, U Erlangen, 9 January 2013. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Susanne Leikam. “Setting Out for the Empire at Home: Domestic Negotiations of Imperial Images ‘on Tour’” (chair: Barry Shank), American Studies Association / ASA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2012. (Panel Organization)

“A Domestic Space Abroad: Touring the Trans/National Realm of a US Military Community in Germany,” ASA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“‘Where our nation began...‘: Constructing American Memories on the Streets of Philadelphia,“ Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS, Ferrara, Italien, October 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Contemporary Black Performance Poetry, Media Culture, and a Transnational Community of ‘Others,’” MESEA, Barcelona, June 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“‘Deep-Mapping’ the Diversity of New York Lives: The ‘City of Memory’ Digital Project,” DGfA, Mainz, June 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Black Performance Poetry in and beyond the U.S.A.,” Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS, Ferrara, Italien, March 2012. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Pia Wiegmink. “Encountering the Nation: Performances of Belonging, Community, and Transformation” (chair: David Román) American Studies Association / ASA, Baltimore, MD, October 2011. (Panel Organization).

"Immigration and National Belonging in Contemporary Black Performance Poetry,” ASA, Baltimore, MD, Oktober 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

"Transnationalizing Contemporary Black Performance Poetry,” U of Kansas, Lawrence, August 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Mapping American Narratives: A Philadelphia Tour from Independence Hall to Whitman Bridge,” Teaching Spaces, Lehrerfortbildung, Regensburg; 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

 "Role Models in the “Communitas” of Contemporary (Black) Performance Poetry; Collegium for African American Research, CAAR , Paris, April 2011. (Lecture / Presentation)

With Katharina Gerund and Hermine Pinson. “Sounding the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Poetry,” Collegium for African American Research, CAAR, Bremen U, Apr. 2009. (Panel Organization)

“ Spoken Word Poetry Performs Freedom“; Collegium for African American Research, CAAR, Bremen U, Apr. 2009. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Crossroads with Various Intersections: ‘Multiple Consciousness’ in a  Transnational Age” (chair: Emory Elliott) American Studies Association / ASA, Albuquerque, NM, 2008. (Panel Organization)

“Rowing for Palestine, Performing the Crossroads: Mark Gerban and Suheir Hammad,” ASA, Albuquerque, NM, 2008. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Fusing the Different: Contemporary Black Slam/Performance Poetry as a Site of Transnational Memory,” American Studies Association / ASA, Oakland, CA, 2006. (Lecture / Presentation)

“Contemporary Black Slam/Performance Poetry,” Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien / DGfA, Postgraduate Conference, Chemnitz, 2006. (Lecture / Presentation)

Teaching

Courses Taught (American Studies, U of Regensburg)


Introductions

Introduction to English and American Literary Studies (multiple times)


Undergraduate Seminars / Proseminare

American Literature I: From the Beginnings through the 19th Century (PS)

American Literature II: The Twentieth Century (PS; multiple)

Introduction to African American Studies (PS elective)

Memory and Re-Memory in Recent African American Studies (PS elective)

Philadelphia: An American City from Colonial Times through the 21st Century (PS elective)

Ethnicity and Multiple Identities in American Culture: From W.E.B. Du Bois to Jhumpa Lahiri (PS elective)

Representing 21st-Century America (PS elective)


Lecture Courses

American Literary History (multiple)

Single sessions in Cultural Studies lecture series: Native American History and Culture; Women’s Movements; African American History and Culture


Graduate Seminars

Fundamentals of American Studies; new: Fundamentals: Approaches, Concepts, Theories; (MAS/MEAS; multiple)

Reading and Discussion: American Cultural and Literary History (MAS; multiple)

Readings in European-American Relations (MEAS)

Mapping American Spaces (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS)

Transnational Pictures of America (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS)

Stages, Sites, and Spectacles: Contemporary Enactments of Trans/National Identities (Cult. Adv.;  MAS, MEAS; transnational, online-based coure in cooperation with Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley, Performance Studies, University of Kansas, USA)

America(ns) in Bavaria? Projects in Cultural Triangulations (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS; Cult. Adv.;  MAS, MEAS; transnational, online-based coure in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Frank Mehring, American Studies, Radboud University, The Netherlands; multiple)

From Helene (Fischer) to Michelle: Transnational. Representations of the Obama Women (Cult. Adv.; MAS, MEAS; Gender Studies)

Academic Writing MA (multiple)

Presentation BA (AE) (multiple)


Exam Preparation / Prüfungsvorbereitung Grund- und Hauptstudium

Kurs zur Zwischenprüfungsvorbereitung (mehrfach)

Review American Literature (u.a. Staatsexamensvorbereitung; mehrfach)


Research Seminar / Oberseminar

Recent Research in American Studies (OS; MAS/MEAS)


Course Blogs and E-Learning Links: 

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American Studies
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg, Germany