Deutsch Intern
    English and American Studies


    Research Interests

    • Postcolonial Studies
    • Diaspora and Migration Studies    
    • Gender and Queer Studies
    • Disability Studies
    • Black British and Afro-Diasporic Literature (with special interest in Zadie Smith, Helen Oyeyemi, Warsan Shire, Chimamanda Adichie, Taiye Selasi)
    • Love and Romance Studies

    PhD Project

    My PhD project (working title: "Postcolonial Romance: Love, Space, and Race in Contemporary Diasporic Writing") aims to search for the connections between female diasporic identity (non-)structures, travelling voices and moving feelings and the constructs of home and migrant-hood within a broader context of romance, love, desire. In formulating a postcolonial poetics of desire, the project examines contemporary female voices such as Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Oyeyemi and Taiye Selasi with regards to their roots and routes - wiggle spaces (cf. Ahmed) of love, wayward bodies and wilful romance serve as tools to read between the lines of love stories and their transnational, diasporic textures.


    • Afrikazentrum and Junges Afrikazentrum (JAZ), Universität Würzburg
    • GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien)
    • EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies)
    • ALA (African Literature Association)

    Grants & Scholarships

    • Research Grant, Jubiläumsstiftung University of Würzburg. Research stay at the British Library, Goldsmiths University, and London Metropolitan Archives (UK), 2017.
    • Travel Grant, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Attendance of the Annual ALA (African Literature Association) Conference, Yale University (US), 2017.
    • Erasmus Scholarship. King's College London (UK), 2010-2011.

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