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Prof. Dr. Julia Faisst



room: PT 3.2.73
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American Studies
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg, Germany

email: julia.faisst@ur.de

Office hours during the semester break summer 2024 (via Zoom):

Wednesday, July 24, 12-1pm
Wednesday, September 4, 12-1pm
Wednesday, October 2, 12-1pm

To register, please send an email to julia.faisst@ur.de at least 24 hours in advance. 

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth to Twenty-First Century North American Literature and Culture
  • Visual Cultures (Photography, Film, TV, New Media)
  • Transnational American Studies
  • African American, Race, and Ethnic Studies
  • Postcolonial, Migration, and Diaspora Studies
  • Gender Studies and Intersectionality
  • Architecture, Space, and Urban Studies
  • Environmental Humanities in the US and Canada
  • Economic Humanities, Inequality, Class and Poverty Studies
  • Cultural Memory in the US and Europe


Academic Appointments

10/2021-                 Professor for American Studies (Lehrstuhlvertretung Prof. Udo                                      Hebel), University of Regensburg

Spring 2008              Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor, Departments of                                           American Studies and German, University of Notre                                                         Dame, Indiana, USA

2013-                       Akademische Rätin a.Z./Assistant Professor, American Studies,                                     Prof. Kerstin Schmidt, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

2016-2017               Parental Leave

2012-2013               Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Assistant Professor, American                                       Studies (Literature, Culture, Media), Prof. Kerstin                                                           Schmidt, University of Siegen

2010-2012               Postdoctoral Research Fellow, German Excellence                                                         Initiative/International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture                                   (GCSC), Justus Liebig University Giessen

2009-2010               Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Department of English,                                       Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA


2020-21                   Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Eichstaett, Germany
                                 Habilitation Submission, American Studies, December 2020
                                 Venia Legendi in “Amerikanischer Literatur- und                                                           Kulturwissenschaft,” June 2021

2003-2009               Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA 
                                 PhD, Comparative Literature, June 2009
                                 MA, Comparative Literature, June 2005
                                 English, German, French, Latin

2002-2003,              Free University, Berlin, Germany
2000-2001               BA (equiv.), Major: Comparative Literature, Minors: American                                         Literature, Theater Studies, June 2001 

2001-2002               Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
                                 Visiting Graduate Student, Department of German 
                                 Comparative Literature, American and African American                                               Literature

1998-2000               Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
                                 Major: Comparative Literature, Minors: American Literature,                                         Theater Studies

Third-Party Funding, Fellowships, Honors, Awards

2021                          DFG Funding for “Blackness and the Knowledge(s) of                                                    Intersectionality” Conference 

2021                          Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Guest Professorship                                        2021/22, University of Innsbruck, Austria (postponed)
2021-2023                Member, DFG Research Network “Model Aesthetics: Between                                          Literary and Economic Knowlege” (James Dorson)

2019/20                    Habilitation Completion Fellowship for Female Researchers,                                          Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Summer 2019            Guest Professorship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen                                                      Volkes/German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Summer                                          Academy, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2019                          Secundo Loco, W2-Professorship for American Studies                                                  (befristet), University of Duisburg-Essen 

Spring 2018               Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of                                        Notre Dame, Indiana, USA                 

2015-2018                Member, DFG Research Network “Cultural Performance in                                              Transnational American Studies” (Birgit Bauridl and Pia                                                  Wiegmink)

2014                          Bayerische Forschungsallianz and Bavarian American Academy                                      Funding for “The Place of Photography” Conference (with                                              Kerstin Schmidt)

2014                          Habilitation Research Travel Grant to the US (Detroit, Atlanta,                                        New Orleans), Faculty of Literatures and Languages, Catholic                                        University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

2012                          German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Conference Travel                                      Grant, to attend the American Studies Association (ASA)                                                Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

2012                          2 Publication Grants, Hyder E. Rollins Fund, Department of                                            English, Harvard University and Department of Comparative                                          Literature, Harvard University, for Cultures of Emancipation:                                          Photography, Race, and Modern American Literature

2010-2012                Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, German Excellence                                                    Initiative/International Graduate Centre for the Study of                                                Culture, Justus Liebig University Giessen

2010                          Japan-U.S. Educational Commission Scholarship, to attend the                                      Nagoya American Studies Summer Seminar (NASSS), Nanzan                                          University, Nagoya, Japan

2010                          Archie Fund for Faculty Excellence Research Grant, Wake Forest                                    University (declined)       
2008-2009                Whiting Dissertation Completion Fellowship in the Humanities,                                      Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, New York City                              

2008                          Scholarship, Comparative Literature, Harvard University, to                                            attend The Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth                                        University

Fall 2007, 2006          3 Certificates Of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center for                                      Teaching and Learning, Spring 2006, Harvard University       

2008, 2007                2 Summer Travel and Research Fellowships, Comparative                                              Literature, Harvard University                         

2006                          Graduate Society Summer Fellowship, Harvard University              

2006                          Graduate Student Council Summer Research Grant, Harvard                                          University
2005, 2004                2 Summer Research Grants, Comparative Literature, Harvard                                        University    

2003-2007                Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Harvard                                              University 

2001-2002                Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Visiting Fellowship, Yale                                      University 



Precarious Belongings: The Unmaking of the American Home, 1980s-Now. Book manuscript. In preparation for publication.

Cultures of Emancipation: Photography, Race, and Modern American Literature. American Studies: A Monograph Series. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012.

Reviewed in: Astrid Böger. Kritikon Litterarum 42.3/4 (2015): 285-288.

Edited Volumes

Picturing America: Photography and the Sense of Place. Co-edited with Kerstin Schmidt. Leiden and Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2019.

Reviewed in: Johanna Hartmann. Kritikon Litterarum. Forthcoming.

David P. Boder. Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt. Co-edited with Alan Rosen and Werner Sollors. Second Revised Edition. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012.

David P. Boder. Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt. Co-edited with Alan Rosen and Werner Sollors. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011.

Reviewed in: Amerikastudien/American Studies Forum; Einsicht: Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Institus; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; tachles: Das Jüdische Wochenmagazin; Trumah: Zeitschrift der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg 

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

"The Hidden Self: Secrecy and Transparency in Pauline Hopkins's Work." The Politics of Transparency: Fear, Secrecy and Exposure in Modern American Fiction. Eds. Sascha Poehlmann and Paula Martin Salvan. In preparation.

"Extrajudicious Landscapes and Solidarity: On Javier Zamora's Border Poetry." Re-Thinking Solidarity in the U.S. and Beyond. Eds. Nathalie Aghoro, Katharina Gerund, and Sylvia Mayer. Universitätsverlag Winter. In preparation.

“Borders in Architecture and Visual Art.” Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Visual Art. Eds. Barry Sandywell and Martin Hand. London and New York: Bloomsbury. In preparation.

“Unsilencing Voices: David P. Boder’s Transatlantic Holocaust Project, Multilingual Memory, and Intermedia Studies.” andererseits: Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies, vol. 9/10, 2021, pp. 35-42.

“Capturing Eviction in America: Forced Dislocation and the Iconography of the Housing Crisis.” Ambivalent Mobility in 21st-Century Literature and Culture. Special Issue of Literary Geographies 5.2 (2019). Eds. Dorothee Birke and Stella Butter. 168-184..

“Wear Your Shelter: Climate Change Photography and Mary Mattingly’s Nomadographies.” Picturing America: Photography and the Sense of Place. Eds. Kerstin Schmidt and Julia Faisst. Leiden and Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2019. 124-138.

With Kerstin Schmidt. “Introduction: The Place of Photography.” Picturing America: Photography and the Sense of Place. Eds. Kerstin Schmidt and Julia Faisst. Leiden and Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2019. 1-11.

“Strolling the Biophilic City: Flâneurism, Urban Nature and Eco-Fiction.” Transforming Cities: Discourses of Urban Change. Eds. Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Nora Plesske, and Eckart Voigts. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. 43-57.

Reviewed in: Lucy Hamilton. European Journal of English Studies 22.3 (2018): 336-338.

“Moving In and Out, Up and Down: Real Estate in Twenty-First Century Drama.” Inequality in America: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Eds. Barbara Hahn and Kerstin Schmidt. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. 113-124.
“Ghetto Aesthetics: Performing Spatial Inequality in The Pruitt-Igoe Myth.” Approaching Transnational America in Performance. Eds. Birgit M. Bauridl and Pia Wiegmink. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang, 2017. 265-288.

“The Spatial Turn in Literary and Cultural Studies: Space, Place and the Urban Imagination of Los Angeles.” Key Topics in English and American Studies II. Eds. Ansgar Nünning and Elisabeth Kovach. Trier: WVT, 2014. 55-76.

“Sites of Slavery: Imperial Narratives, Plantation Architecture, and the Ideology of the Romance of the South.” Imagining Spaces/Places. Eds. Saija Isomaa, Pirjo Lyytikäinen, Kirsi Saarikangas, and Renja Suominen-Kokkonen. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 185-197.

“Rebuilding the Neighborhood: Race, Property, and Urban Renewal in Tremé.” American Lives. Ed. Alfred Hornung. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2013. 443-463.

“Turning a Slave Into a Freeman: Frederick Douglass, Photography, and the Formation of African American Fiction.” Turning Points: Concepts and Narratives of Change in Literature and Other Media. Eds. Ansgar Nünning and Kai Sicks. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2012. 213-227.

“Degrees of Exposure: Frederick Douglass, Daguerreotypes, and Representations of Freedom.” PhiN. Philologie im Netz. Beiheft/Supplement 5/2012: Audiences, Networks, Performances: Studies in U.S.-American Media History. Eds. Antje Kley and Peter Schneck. 71-100.

“‘Delusionary Thinking, Whether White or Black or In Between?’ Fictions of Race in Philip Roth’s The Human Stain.” Philip Roth Studies, Special Issue: Roth and Race 2.2 (Fall 2006):121-137.


"Völkerrecht unter Beobachtung: Die Kunst der Widerrede und die Ästetik des Dokumentarfilms." Die Bleiwüste. Feb. 26, 2019  <http://www.doccollection.de/blog/allgemein/volkerrecht-unter-beobachtung-die-kunst-der-widerrede-und-die-asthetik-des-dokumentarfilms>.


Urban Legends: The South Bronx in Representation and Ruin. Peter L’Official. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. Kritikon Litterarum. Review. Forthcoming.

American Literature and Immediacy: Literary Innovation and the Emergence of Photography, Film, and Television. Heike Schaefer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. American Literary History. Review. Forthcoming. 

Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s. Eds. Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Lilya Kaganovsky, and Robert A. Rushing. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013. Kritikon Litterarum (2015). Review.

Pornotopia: Architektur, Sexualität und Multimedia im Playboy. Beatriz Preciado. Berlin: Wagenbach, 2012. KULT_online 34 (2013). Review.

Visuelle Kulturen der USA: Zur Geschichte von Malerei, Fotografie, Film, Fernsehen und Neuen Medien in Amerika. Ed. Christof Decker. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2010. KULT_online 29 (2011). Review.

The Holocaust, Art, and Taboo: Transatlantic Exchanges on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Representation. Eds. Sophia Komor and Susanne Rohr. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2010. KULT_online 28 (2011). Review.


Invited Lectures and Presentations

6/2022             "Transformation Black and Forth: Feminism, Gender and What                                       Else," Invited Roundtable Discussion, University of Regensburg,                                     Regensburg, Germany (upcoming)

1/2022             "Transnational Imaginaries of Child Refugees," Invited Lecture, Center                           for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS) Brownbag                               Session, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany (virtual)      

6/2021             “An Introduction to U.S. American Social Documentary Photography,"                             Invited Lecture, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg,                                     Germany (virtual)

5/2021             “Macht in der Literatur: Amanda Gorman und die Öffentlichkeit der                                Lyrik,” Invited Lecture and Roundtable Discussion “Zwischen Sujet                                und Soft Power: Macht in der Kultur,” “Macht macht Gesellschaft:                                  Annäherungen an ein soziales und politisches Phänomen”                                            Conference, Max Weber-Programm Bayern/Akademie für Politische                              Bildung, Tutzing, Germany (virtual)
12/2020           “There’s No Place Like Home: Housing Insecurity in the American                                  Imagination,” Invited Lecture, Amerika-Institut, Ludwig Maximilians                              University, Munich, Germany (virtual)

4/2019             “Working the Lines: On Lockouts and Layoffs in Lynn Nottage’s                                     Sweat,” Invited Lecture, Application for W2-Professorship for                                         American Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany 

6/2018             “Orders of Removal and Performative Interventions,” Invited Lecture,                             “Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies”                                              Conference, Mainz, Germany

3/2018             “Nowhere Matters: The Unmaking of the American Home,” Invited                                  Lecture, Notre Dame University, IN, USA

3/2018             “Unsilencing Voices: David P. Boder’s Intermedia Holocaust Project,                                Multilingual Memory, and the Question of Affect,” Invited Lecture,                                Notre Dame University, IN, USA

10/2017           “‘Matter Out Of Place’: Homelessness and the Intermediality of                                      Absence,” Invited Lecture, “‘Poverty Viewed At A Distance’? Depicting                            Destitution Across Media” Conference, Graz, Austria

7/2015             “Strolling the Bio-City,” Invited Lecture, “Transforming Cities”                                        Conference, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

9/2014             "Ghetto Aesthetics: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth and the Spatialization of                                  Class,” Invited Lecture, Departments of English and African                                          American Studies, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA,                              USA

5/2013             “David P. Boder, Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt,” Book Presentation                            and Panel Discussion with Werner Sollors and Andreas Barth, Jewish                              Museum/Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

06/2012           “David P. Boder, Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt,” Book                                                Presentation and Panel Discussion with Werner Sollors, Frank                                        Kelleter, and Frank Mehring, German Association for American                                      Studies (DGfA), Mainz, Germany

12/2011           “Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction: The Instability of Language                              and the Play of Meaning,” Invited Guest Lecture, “Literary Theory”                                  Seminar, Department of Comparative Literature, Utrecht University,                              The Netherlands

10/2011           “David P. Boder, Die Toten habe ich nicht befragt,” Book Presentation                           and Panel Discussion, Bavarian American Academy, Munich,                                         Germany 

04/2010           “Uncovering the Dead: On the Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics of                                      Photography in Early Twentieth Century African American                                              Literature,” Invited Lecture, Americanist Speaker Series, Duke                                        University, NC, USA 

Conference Papers 

7/2022             “Embodying Necropolitcs: Probing the Archive in Valeria Luiselli’s                                  Work,” “Embodied Acts and American Photographs” Conference,                                    Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (upcoming)

10/2021           “U.S.-Mexican Borderlands and (Inter)Media Child Migration                                            Narratives,” “Urban Im/mobilities and Borderland Narratives”                                        FRINGE/ALUS Symposium (upcoming/virtual)

10/2021           “Unhousing as Revolt: Charles Lane’s Sidewalk Stories and                                              Jana Sophia Nolle’s Living Room,” American Studies Association                                    (ASA), San Juan, Puerto Rico (cancelled)

6/2021             "Breaking Ground: Vacant Homes and Participatory Culture in                                        Contemporary Detroit,” German Association for American Studies                                (DGfA), Heidelberg, Germany (virtual)

11/2020           “Unhousing as Revolt: Charles Lane’s Sidewalk Stories and Jana                                      Sophia Nolle’s Living Room,” American Studies Association (ASA),                                  Baltimore, MD, USA (cancelled)

6/2020             “Breaking Ground: Vacant Homes and Participatory Culture in                                        Contemporary Detroit,” German Association for American Studies                                (DGfA), Heidelberg, Germany (postponed to 2021)

5/2018             “Homelessness 2.0: New Documentary Modes of Precarious Habitats                              in Late Capitalism,” German Association for American Studies (DGfA),                            FU Berlin, Germany

9/2017             “Forced Dislocation and the Iconography of the Housing Crisis,”                                    “Mobilizing Home(s)” Conference, Aarhus, Denmark

10/2016           “Evicted in America: Dispossession and Resistance in John Moore’s                                Evicted and Allison Lynn’s The Exiles,” American Studies Association                             (ASA), Denver, CO, USA

7/2015             “Moving In and Out, Moving Up and Down: Re-Evaluating Real Estate                              in Twenty-First Century Drama,” “Cultures of Inequality” Conference,                            Bavarian American Academy, Munich, Germany

11/2014           “Framing Urban Inequality: Migration, Multilingualism, Multimedia                                  Resistance,” “Keywords in American Literary Studies: A Conference                                for Werner Sollors,” Harvard University 

6/2014              “Wear Your Shelter: Natural Risks and Speculative Sustainability in                                Mary Mattingly’s Nomadographies,” German Association for                                          American Studies (DGfA), Wuerzburg, Germany

6/2013              “Policies of Poverty, Aesthetics of Denial: Debunking ‘The Pruitt-Igoe                             Myth’ in Contemporary Documentary and Film,” “Screening Class”                                 Conference, University of Freiburg, Germany

11/2012            "Touring Urban Empires: Documenting Latin American Disparity,                                   Poverty Tourism, and Media Resistance in The City,” American                                       Studies Association (ASA), San Juan, Puerto Rico     

06/2012            “Rebuilding the Neighborhood: Race, Property, and Urban Renewal in                            Tremé,” German Association for American Studies (DGfA), Mainz,                                  Germany
08/2011            “Sites of (Neo-)Slavery,” “Imagining Spaces/Places” Conference,                                     Helsinki, Finland

06/2011            “Reconstruction in East Berlin: Black Transnationalism, Architecture,                               and Leitkultur in Paul Beatty’s Slumberland,” German Association                                 for American Studies (DGfA), Regensburg 

01/2011            “Democratizing Images: LIFE Pictures Douglass in 1968,” Modern                                   Language Association (MLA), Los Angeles, CA
11/2010           “‘Teach Germans Disobedience:’ Gertrude Stein, Popular Media, and                               Post-Sovereignty,” Austrian Association of American Studies                                         (AAAS), Innsbruck, Austria 

07/2010            “Ralph Ellison, Photographer,” Nagoya American Studies Summer                                   Seminar (NASSS), Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan 

11/2009             “Shadow Archive: Lynching Photography, Afro-Modernist Literature,                             and Black Citizenship,” American Studies Association (ASA),                                          Washington, D.C.

02/2009            “Changing Faces: The Visual Archive of Lynching and Modernist                                     Literary Productions of African American Citizenship,” American                                   Literature with a Focus on African American, Ethnic, and                                               International Studies Colloquium, Harvard University 

10/2008             “Show Business: The Labor of Photography and Henry James’s                                        Changing Image,” American Studies Association (ASA),                                                  Albuquerque, NM

06/2008            “‘Yet Words Are Not The Thing:’ Photography and Showing Off in                                   Gertrude Stein’s Four Saints in Three Acts,” The Futures of American                             Studies Institute, Dartmouth University

05/2008             “On Becoming a Quasi-Photographer: Harold Frederic’s Marsena and                             Henry James’s New York Edition,” American Literature Association                                 (ALA), San Francisco, CA

05/2007              “A Writer’s Camera Work: The Literary Portraits of Gertrude Stein,”                                American Literature Association (ALA), Boston, MA
04/2007              “Capturing Character: Photo-Narrative Portraits, Serialization, and                                Motion in Modern American Literature,” American Literature with a                                Focus on African American, Ethnic, and International Studies                                        Colloquium, Harvard University
06/2006              “Degrees of Exposure: Frederick Douglass, Daguerreotypes, and                                    Representations of Freedom,” German Association for American                                    Studies (DGfA), Göttingen, Germany
10/2005              “‘Delusionary Thinking, Whether White or Black or In Between?’                                      Fictions of Race in Philip Roth’s The Human Stain,” South Central                                  Modern Language Association (SCMLA), Houston, TX

10/2005             “Exile Doubly Exposed: Photography, Text, and Genre in Frederick                                  Douglass and W. G. Sebald,” The New Comparativism Conference,                                Columbia University, NY 

10/2004             “History Stares Back: Oblique Gazes and the Eye of the Object in                                    W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz,” Southern Comparative Literature                                          Association (SCLA), Columbia, SC

09/2004             “Embroidered Blackness: The Discourse of the Other in Claire Goll’s                                Der Neger Jupiter raubt Europa,” “In Black and White” International                                Americanist-Germanist Colloquium Conference, Harvard University

11/2004              “Ex-Post-Infancy in Walter Benjamin,” Midwest Modern Literature                                  Association

07/2004              (MMLA), St. Louis, MO, and Culture and the Unconscious                                                Conference, University of East London, London

Presentations at Cultural Institutions

2/2019                Melanie Liebheit and Gereon Wetzel (Dir.), The Art of Argument,                                    Introduction to Documentary Film and Panel Discussion with the                                  directors, Filmstudio Eichstätt, Germany

12/2017              Zoe Rosenblum, “Colors in Motion,” Introduction to Art Exhibition,                                Catholic Academy of the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany

12/2014              Hubert P. Klotzeck, “Non-Places: The Stone Quarries Near                                              Eichstätt,” Opening of photography exhibition and discussion with                                the artist, Galerie Bildfläche, Eichstätt, Germany

Conference, Symposiums, and Exhibiting Organizing

2023                    Co-organized DFG Research Network Workshop “Economic Justice                                and Literary Knowledges” (with Elisabeth Reichel), University of                                    Osnabrück, Germany (upcoming)

4/2022                Organized conference “Blackness and the Knowledge(s) of                                            Intersectionality,” Amerikahaus Munich (moved from 10/2021,                                      upcoming)

12/2014              Co-organized conference “The Place of Photography” (with Kerstin                                Schmidt), Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt 

12/2014              Curated photography exhibition by Hubert P. Klotzeck, “Non-                                        Places: The Stone Quarries Near Eichstätt,” Galerie Bildfläche,                                        Eichstätt

11/2006              Co-organized symposium “A Foreign Affair: Witnessing,                                                Photographing, Remembering, and Assessing the American                                          Occupation of Germany, 1945-1955,” Harvard University

09/2004              Co-organized conference “In Black and White: Imagining Blackness                               in Germany and Austria,” International Americanist-Germanist                                     Colloquium: Berkeley-Tübingen-Wien-Harvard (BTWH)                                                 Conference, Harvard University 

07/2003              Assisted Directors of conference “Narrating Frontiers:                                                    Confrontations, Transgressions and Exchanges Along North                                          American Borders,” John F. Kennedy Institute for North                                                  American Studies, Free University Berlin, Germany

04/2002              Co-organized conference “Back to the Text? The 13th Annual                                        Graduate Student Conference,” Department of Germanic Languages                              and Literatures, Yale University

Panel Organizing, Chairing, and Responding

6/2013                “The City Goes Rural,” Co-Workshop Organizer and Chair (with                                      Nathalie Aghoro), German Association for American Studies (DGfA),                              Erlangen, Germany

02/2009              “Literature and Design in Twentieth-Century America,” Panel                                         Organizer and Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association                                      (NeMLA), Boston, MA

11/2006              “Shooting the War,” Chair and Respondent to Tony Vaccaro, “A                                      Foreign Affair: Witnessing, Photographing, Remembering, and                                      Assessing the American Occupation of Germany, 1945-1955,”                                      Harvard University

04/2006              “Infinite Regress,” Panel Chair and Respondent, Humanities Center                                Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference “Mirrorings: Reflections on                                  Reflection,” Harvard University 

10/2005              “Representation and the ‘Representative Man:’ Frederick Douglass’s                              Rhetoric of Possibility,” Respondent to Allyson Field, Word and                                      Image Workshop, Harvard University

04/2002              “Text and Image,” Chair and Respondent, “Back to the Text? The                                   13th Annual Graduate Student Conference,” Department of                                            Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University


WiSe 2023/2024

35800  Introduction to American Studies

35815  Introduction to English and American Literary Studies

35825  American Literature II: The 20th and 21st Centuries

35840  Enslavement and Resistance