Forschung / research
- 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
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.