As Project Manager at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, I am currently responsible for the university's STEP Up! project. STEP Up! is concerned with learning and teaching development, including the development of curricula, improving the flexibility in study programmes, providing better online orientation resources and implementing a quality management cycle.
I am also an independent literary scholar and a freelance communications trainer. P
reviously, I have worked as a non-tenured assistant professor, a postdoctoral researcher, a visiting lecturer, a teaching and research assistant, and as an administrative assistant at the Universities of Kassel, Germany, and Mannheim, Germany. I hold a doctoral degree in English Literature from the University of Mannheim, Germany, for a dissertation on identity in the postmodern British novel. I studied English and American Literature and Culture as well as Business Studies at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and at University College Galway (now NUIG), Ireland.
Memberships I am a member of a number of professional and academic organisations, among them the Deutscher Hoschschulverband (German university teachers association) and the Deutscher Anglistenverband (German university teachers of English association).
I am also a member of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) in the United States and of its European sister organisation, SLSA-EU. I am an external member of the Literature and Science Research Group based at the University of Bergen, Norway, and a member of the Erlangen Center for Literature and Natural Science (ELINAS). I have associated member status with the IAG Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (interdisciplinary gender studies research group) at the University of Kassel, Germany, and I am associated with several gender studies research networks based in Kassel, Germany.
Board Memberships
I currently serve on the advisory board of the Journal of Literature and Science. From October 2013 to April 2016, I have served as European officer for the British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS).