Primary Research Interests

 

German Literary and Cultural History, Emotion and Affect Studies, History of Emotions, Realism, Modernism, European Fin de Siècle, Psychology and Literature, Narrative Theory, Social and Generational Novels, Moral Philosophy, Comparative Literature, German Theater, Post-Human Literary and Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Animal Studies, Weimar Cinema, Thomas Mann, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Theodor Fontane, Georg Büchner, Nietzsche, Freud, Kleist, Age of Goethe, German Intellectual History, Cultural Studies, New German Cinema, Foreign Language Drama Pedagogy, Paleography, Translation.

 

Research Experience

 

2013-present  The Keywords Project, a collaborative research initiative investigating words that are prominently used but contested in

                            social debate in English. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and Jesus College, University of Cambridge.

2014-2015     Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Development Center for the History of Emotions, Berlin, Germany

2014               Summer Graduate Research Assistant for John B. Lyon, Chair and Professor of German, University of Pittsburgh

2014               German Historical Institute (GHI) Archival Summer Seminar in Germany Participant

2011               Summer Graduate Research Assistant for John B. Lyon, Chair and Professor of German, University of Pittsburgh

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