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Appointments

4/2024–date: Professor of Modern German Literature, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities, Faculty of Letters

10/2012–3/2024: Associate Professor of Modern German Literature, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities, Faculty of Letters

 

10/2008–9/2012: Junior Professor of Modern German Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies 

 

10/2005–9/2008: Assistant Professor of Modern German Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, chair: Prof Peter-André Alt

 

10/2002–9/2005: Assistant Professor of Modern German Literature, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, chair: Prof Peter-André Alt

 

10/2001–9/2002: Junior Lecturer for Modern German Literature, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, chair: Prof Helmut Pfotenhauer

Disctinctions

2–3/2022, 2/2024: Senior Visiting Fellow, EXC 2020 “Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective”, Freie Universität Berlin

 

1–3/2020: Max Kade Visiting Professorship, UC Davis

 

9–12/2019: Thomas Mann Fellowship, Thomas Mann House Los Angeles

 

1/2015–12/2019: Einstein Visiting Fellowship, Freie Universität Berlin

 

2–10/2012: Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship, University of St. Andrews

 

2005: Outstanding Dissertation Award, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

 

1994–2003: Study Scholarship and Doctoral Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

 

1993: Victor von Scheffel Award for Excellence in German Language and Literature, Literarische Gesellschaft Karlsruhe e.V. – Award for Outstanding Abitur Achievement, Heilbronn Chamber of Commerce, branch office Wertheim

Education

1/2012: Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education (Berliner Zertifikat für Hochschullehre), Berlin Centre for Higher Education (Berliner Zentrum für Hochschullehre)

 

12/2004: PhD in Modern German Literature, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, referees: Prof Peter-André Alt, Prof Helmut Pfotenhauer

 

9–12/2000: Visiting Research Student, Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin, supervisor: Dr Gilbert Carr

 

12/1999: Final Examination in German Studies with a minor in Social Sciences, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, supervisor: Prof Helmut Pfotenhauer

 

7/1997: Intermediate Examination in German Studies with a minor in Social Sciences, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

Affiliations

11/2020–date: Affiliated Researcher at Migrations and Aesthetics, UC Davis, Global Migration Center

 

2020–date: Member, Villa Aurora and Thomas Mann House e.V.

 

5/2019–date: Member, International Steering Committee, EXC 2020 Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective, Freie Universität Berlin

 

4/2010–date: Ombudsperson (Vertrauensdozent), German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

 

4/2012–3/2017: Advisory Board Member, ERC Grant “Solitudes. Withdrawal and Engagement in the Long Seventeenth-Century”, University of Copenhagen  2008–date: Member, Internationale Alfred Döblin-Gesellschaft e.V., First Vice President from 7/2009 to 6/2017

 

2005–2020: Member, Deutsche Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft e.V. 

 

1999–date: Member, Goethe-Gesellschaft in Weimar e.V.

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