Author of Media, Surveillance and Affect. Narrating Feeling-States (forthcoming with Routledge) and Making the British Muslim: Representations of the Rushdie Affair and Figures of the War on Terror Decade (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Scholar of British Literary and Cultural Studies. Research focus on the representational history of the Muslim minority in Britain, Victorian aesthetic ideology, discourses of order, heroization, surveillance and media-cultural theory. Senior Lecturer at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Member of the Coordinated Research Center “Heroes, Heroisations, Heroisms” at the University of Freiburg, Alumna of the Center of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration”, University of Constance and the Graduate School “Factual and Fictional Narration”, University of Freiburg.
Habilitation (German post-doctoral lecturing qualification) for British Literary and Cultural Studies obtained from the University of Freiburg, 2017. Doctor phil. (PhD) In British Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Constance, Germany, 2012. Read English and American Literature, Sociology and Linguistics at the University of Constance and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Master of Arts from the University of Constance, 2006.
2016-2019 “Heroization in British Television Dramas of the 21st Century: Discourses and Aesthetics in a Popular Medium”, research project as part of the Collaborative Research Center “Heroes, Heroisms, Heroizations”, University of Freiburg (Germany) co-head with Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte (Freiburg). Funding Body: DFG (German Research Council)
2014-2016 “CCTV beyond Surveillance”, research project, University of Freiburg, Germany. Funding Body: DFG (German Research Council)
2012 Member of an Exchange Project Australia Go8, German Excellence Initiative “Memory and Its Media”, headed by Prof. Dr. Roseanne Kennedy (National University of Australia, Canberra) and Prof. Dr. Silvia Mergenthal (University of Konstanz). Funding Body: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
2010 Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Riverside. Funding Body: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
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