I am currently a project manager at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The project 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.
Apart from my duties at Hohenheim, I work as a freelance communications trainer. In my spare time, I am an independent literary scholar. My past work experience includes
being a non-tenured assistant professor, a postdoctoral researcher, a visiting lecturer, a teaching and research assistant, and an administrative assistant. I have studied English and American Literature and Culture as well as Business Studies at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and at University College Galway, Ireland (now National University of Ireland, Galway) and I hold a doctoral degree in English literature.
Memberships The British Society for Literature and Science is a scholarly society which promotes research into the multiple relationships of science and literature. Its interdisciplinary and transnational outlook has been formative for my intellectual development. 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. The Literature and Science Research Group based at the University of Bergen, Norway, has greatly influenced me, as has the
the IAG Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (interdisciplinary gender studies research group) at the University of Kassel, Germany. I am happy to be an associated member of the Erlangen Center for Literature and Natural Science (ELINAS).
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 liaison officer for the British Society for Literature and Science.