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Regensburg European American Forum

Welcome to REAF

The Regensburg European American Forum (REAF) is dedicated to transnational American Studies in research and practice. It serves as the central international and interdisciplinary platform for collaborative research, academic exchange and cooperation, political intervention, and public outreach in the field of European American Studies at the University of Regensburg. Founded in 2008 by the Chair of American Studies, Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel, REAF is operated as a joint venture of the departments of American Studies and International Politics and Transatlantic Relations.

Drawing on its interest in transnational areas, trajectories, and entanglements, REAF fosters cutting-edge research in European-American relations, interactions, and crossroads and their multifarious historical, cultural, and political dimensions. REAF hosts visiting scholars from all interdisciplinary areas of American Studies and organizes special lectures and conferences with nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers. It supports innovative interdisciplinary BA-, MA-, and PhD-programs in American Studies and European-American Studies with international courses, graduate research roundtables, and an MA / PhD exchange program with the University of Kansas. A highly visible crossroads in transnational American Studies, REAF creates a network of scholarly cooperation for Regensburg faculty and graduate students as well as for its international guests. REAF is proud of its contribution to the outstanding evaluation of Regensburg American Studies in the 2012 research rating of the German Wissenschaftsrat. REAF is a partner of the Regensburg Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS).

We welcome you to REAF and its vibrant academic community.


REAF Board

REAF is jointly run by a Board of Co-Directors (Kollektive Leitung)

Dr. Birgit M. Hebel-Bauridl 

Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling 

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel

REAF was founded in 2008 by Founding Director

Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel

REAF is operated by Managing Director

Dr. Birgit Hebel-Bauridl

REAF Offices and Contact

REAF Administrative ManagerTamara Heger

REAF Graduate Student Assistants

Rye Bittl

REAF Office: Sabine Kirmayer 



Email:    reaf@uni-regensburg.de

Offices: + 49-(0)941-943 3477

+ 49-(0)941-943 3510

Mail:     Regensburg European American Forum

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg

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Regensburg European American Forum