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Welcome to the Grad Student Forum! This online platform has been created to establish a scholarly network of past and present Regensburg M.A. students. Thus it serves as a resource for new and current students to inform themselves about and stay in touch with the research and professional experience (e.g., internships) of their cohort as well as previous cohorts. Likewise, Regensburg American Studies alumni are enabled to stay informed about current cohorts and recent research.

Feel free to use this network to your scholarly advantage and browse through the entries that offer current bio notes as well as contact information and research interests. In this spirit: Stay connected and keep the research going and growing!

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Entry Year 2019/20 Entry Year 2018/19
Entry Year 2017/18 Entry Year 2016/17
Entry Year 2015/16 Entry Year 2014/15
Entry Year 2013/14 Entry Year 2012/13

Entry Year 2019/20

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Katya Davis, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Katya-Mae.Davis@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: Intern at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Office of Intercultural Engagement, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research Interests: Race and Ethnic Studies, Intercultural Studies, German-American Relations, Latin American Studies, Memorialization Studies

Chenisa Hall, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Chenisa-Genee.Hall@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Entry Year 2018/19

Sophia Bittl, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Sophia.Bittl@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Research Interests: Feminist Theory,Queer Studies, Intersectionality, Ethnic Studies, Transcultural Studies, Media and Pop Culture

Valeska Florack, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Valeska.Florack@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: Recruiting at a Social Startup

Research Interests: Political Science, International and in particular German-American Relations, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Responsibility

Kristína Gotthardová, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Kristina1.Gotthardova@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Research Interests: Women's Studies, Immigration, Identity, Transcultural Studies, International Relations, Foreign Policy

William Henderson, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: William-Charles.Henderson@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: government lawyer, federal prosecutor, and diplomat posted in Moscow, Kyiv, Belgrade, Ankara, and London

Research Interests: History of U.S. diplomatic practice; European and U.S. public perceptions of, and attitudes toward, each other, and the effects of those perceptions and attitudes on political and economic relations; History of Eastern Europe

Simone Schneider, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Simone.Schneider@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: German PEN Center, Press and PR Office of the City of Regensburg

Research Interests: Feminist Theory, Media Studies, Identity, Contemporary American Literature

Maximiliane Vilser, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Maximiliane.Vilser@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: Teaching German at Horizonte Regensburg; Child Care at a.a.a. (Arbeitskreis für ausländische Arbeitnehmer - Initiativen für Menschen mit Ein- und Zuwanderungshintergrund e.V.); Internship at Bayerischer Rundfunk (Prix Jeunesse International, Children's TV festival)

Research Interests: Queer Theory, Identity, Immigration, Transcultural Studies, Popular Culture, Transatlantic Relations

Entry Year 2017/18

Entry Year 2017/18

Jonathan Arévalo, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Jonathan.Arevalo@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: several jobs in wealth management, social services, and mortgage industry, research assistant

Research Interests: History of World War II POW camps, Critical Prison Studies, Philosophy of Ethics, 20th Century European History, International Relations

Haley Culpepper, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Haley.Culpepper@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: Goethe Institut Berlin; two month immersive micro-finance internship in Ghana; Belmont University International Office

Research Interests: Political Science, International Relations, Political Economy, Modern History, International Organizations

Jeremy Eames, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Jeremy-Joseph.Eames@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Research Interests: Philosophy, History, particularly of the Middle Ages, and Literature

Carolina Giavedoni, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Carolina.Giavedoni@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work Experience: Literacy Coalition of Central Texas; Refugee Services of Texas; and two professional internships, both at local environmental non-profit organizations

Research Interests: Transcultural Studies, Feminist Studies, International Relations, Immigration, Protest Culture, Ethnicity, Identity, Corporate Responsibility, Media

Luis Groitl, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Luis.Groitl@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Arash Kazemi, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Arash.Kazemi@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Katharina Sherman, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Katharina-Esther.Sherman@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work experience: Marketing Department of Tickaroo GmbH

Research Interests: German-American Cultural Relations, Theatre, and Regional Identities

Parker Williams, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Parker.Williams@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Entry Year 2016/17

Jane Jiyoung Chang, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Jane.Chang@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Research Interests: History of Science, Intellectual-Cultural History, transnational History

Connor Davidson, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Connor.Davidson@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Dennis Forster, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Dennis.Forster@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work Experience: Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies; ZDF/Phoenix

Research Interests: U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Government and Political Institutions, Transatlantic Relations, American History

Allison Haskins, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Allison-Drake.Haskins@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Research Interests: Transatlantic Relations, Contact Zones, German-American Relations, Transnationalism, Identity Studies, Transcultural Studies

Karolin Hofbauer, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Karolin.Hofbauer@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Work Experience: World Showcase at Epcot; Disney World, Florida; CSU Landesleitung, München

Research Interests: International and Transatlantic Relations, American Foreign Policy, International Organizations

Jens Schmid, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Jens.Schmid@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Marina Wudy, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Contact Info: Marina.Wudy@stud.uni-regensburg.de

Research Interests: Transatlantic and International Relations, Visual Culture, North American History, Zombie Studies

Entry Year 2015/16

Sandra Bartol

, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

 

Work experience: Institute for the Development of Education; the Institute for the Development of Entrepreneurship and European Projects; Youth Initiative for Human Rights

Research Interests: International Relations, Transatlantic Relations, North American History, East-West Relations, Cultural memory, Contact zone

Marlena Brzeska, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Work Experience: DziekonskiÜbersetzungen

Research Interests:  Transnationalism, Ethnicity, Identity, Contact Zones, Cultural Memory, Performance and Media Studies

Katherine Dufour, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Work Experience: Office of International Relations of the city halls of Nuremberg and Nice (France); Québec Government Office in Munich

Research interests: Transatlantic and International Relations, Canadian and American Politics, Canada-US Relations, International Organisation, European Migration, Diplomacy

Sophia Ehrhardt, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Research Interests: Gender Studies, Transnational and Transcultural Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Identity Studies

Jon-Wyatt "Jack" Matlack, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Work Experience: Musconetcong Foundryman Historical Society

Research Interests: The Weimar Republic, Transatlantic Relations, NATO policy, Holocaust Studies, Imperial Germany 1871­-1919, History of German-­American Relations

Sandra Schlecht, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Work Experience: United States Consulate General in Munich

Research Interests: mass media, history and the current state of European-American relations, governmental German-American public affairs

Alexander Schneider, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Work Experience: Cultural Department of the City of Regensburg; U.S. Consulate General Munich; REWAG

Research Interests: American Domestic Politics and Foreign Affairs, Transatlantic Relations, Transatlantic History, Western Identity

Katrin Sicklinger, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Leslie Caroline Southard, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Work Experience: Press and PR-Office of the City of Regensburg; U.S. Consulate General Munich

Research Interests: Transatlantic History, Western Identity, German-American Cultural Relations, National Stereotypes, Advertising

Jared-Ross Wilson, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Research Interests: Cultural Studies and Historical Interactions

Entry Year 2014/15

Julia Bienek, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Research Interests:Transnationalism, American Political Culture, American Foreign Policy, European-American Relations

Anna-Magdalena Haßkerl, M.A. candidate in American Studies

Internship: Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus, Munich; ZDF Auslandsstudio, Washington, D.C.

Research Interests: Visual Culture Studies, Literary Studies, African American Studies, (Trans-) Cultural Studies, Transnational American Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Media Studies, Identity Studies

Marta Kowalska, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Research Interests: Native and Indigenous Studies, Transnational and Transcultural Studies, Ethnicity, Identity, Contact Zones, Popular Culture

Yuliia Yunyk, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Research Interests: Information Technology, Mass Media, Digital Humanities, Globalization, History of European-American Relations, History of North America

Entry Year 2013/14

Tom Auer, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Research Interests: Material Culture Studies, Transatlantic Relations, Popular Culture, Visual Culture Studies

Claudia Braunstorfer, M.A. candidate in American Studies

Internships:  Filter Verlag, Regensburg (Redaktion);  Herbert Utz Verlag, Munich (Lektorat); US Consualte, Commercial Services, Munich

Research Interests: Popular Culture, Visual Culture Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Trauma Studies

Tina Flemmerer, M.A. candidate in American Studies

Research Interests:  Visual Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Trans-national and Transcultural Studies, Contact Zones, Popular Culture, and Interpictorality

Michelle-KaLin, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Internships: Wall Street Journal Office Network (Chicago, IL)

Research Interests: Political science, international relations, European-American politics

Kurt Kalanz, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Internship:  International Office, University of Regensburg

Research Interests: Atlantic History and Transatlantic Relations, Cultural Memory, Material Culture Studies, Contact Zones, Americanization and Westernization

Sonja Rothfischer, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Internship: PR & Eventmanagement agency "Powerkeks"

Research Interests:  Media representations and affect; culture, identity, popular culture; ethnicity, race, diaspora and transnationalism; the American creed and contemporary politics; international relations, treaties and warfare

Katharina Schmaus, M.A. candidate in American Studies

Internship:  Goethe Institut, Washington, DC

Research Interests: 9/11, Memory Studies, Visual Culture Studies, Contact Zones, Performance of Identity, Race, and Gender, Photography, Cultural Studies

Entry Year 2012/13

Shai Ben Ami, M.A. in European-American Studies

Internship: European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) in Amsterdam

Research Interests: History of zoos in the west, American and European cultural and political history, Sociology and Anthropology, Memory studies, Biographies, Contact Zones, Race and LGBT representations in the media, International relations and American foreign policy

Sonja Kleinmaier, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Internships: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),Bonn; U.S. Consulate General, Munich; IP Journal (DGAP), Berlin

Research Interests: International Relations, esp. European-American Relations; Political Economy; Transnational and Transcultural Studies; Literary Studies; American Cultural History

Lucy Schulz, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Internships: US Consulate General, Munich; German-­American Fulbright Commission, Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Abroad, Berlin

Research Interests: Visual Culture, Photography, Popular Culture, Gender, Transnationalism

Imani Wadud, M.A. candidate in European-American Studies

Internships:  The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; Inside-Out Project, NYC; Regensburger Short Film Festival, Regensburg; donumenta e.V. Regensburg

Research Interests: Visual Culture Studies, Art as Social Practice, Transnationalism and Diaspora, Popular Culture, Social Media & Affect, Performances of Identity, Race, and Gender


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