Hipster Culture: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives

Twenty-first century popular culture has given birth to a peculiar cultural figure: the hipster. Stereotypically associated with nerd glasses, beards and buns, boho clothing, and ironic T-shirts, hipsters represent a (post-)postmodern (post-)subculture whose style, aesthetics, and practices have increasingly become mainstream. Hipster Culture is the first comprehensive collection of original studies that address the hipster … [Read more…]

Call for Papers: Digital Symposium “Epidemics and Othering: The Biopolitics of COVID-19 in Historical and Cultural Perspectives”

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has impacted the globe for more than a year. This development sparked renewed interest in the historical, sociocultural, political, and economic aspects of epidemics and pandemics, currently evidenced by an outpouring of scholarship on the consequences of the current pandemic on the world’s population as well as social and economic structures. This … [Read more…]

Office Hours

Office Hours: Summer Semester 2021 Office hours via Zoom.If you are in one of my classes, you can make an appointment via the link shared on the Moodle course page.If you are not in one of my seminars, please send an email to make an appointment: heike.steinhoff@rub.de

Ausstellung: Von Martha Washington bis Melania Trump – Die First Ladies der USA

Ausstellungseröffnung: 8. Februar 2017, 18.00 Uhr mit Rahmenprogramm Blue Square, Etage 3 Ausstellung: Donnerstag, 09. Februar 2017 (Ganztägig) bis Freitag, 28. April 2017 (Ganztägig) Wenn Barack Obama Ende Januar 2017 Amt und Wohnsitz an seinen Nachfolger Donald Trump übergibt, verlässt mit ihm eine weitere bedeutende Person das Weiße Haus: Michelle Obama. Seit Bestehen des Amtes … [Read more…]