transformingbodies Transforming Bodies: Makeovers and Monstrosities in American Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Review: Judy Verseghy, “Book Review: Transforming Bodies: Makeovers and Monstrosities in American Culture. Steinhoff, Heike (2015)”. Health Tomorrow 3 (2015): 145-146.

11100-5Steinhoff.inddQueer Buccaneers: (De)Constructing Boundaries in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Film Series. Münster: LIT, 2011.
Press: “Kulturelle Bedeutungsträger: Studie zum ‘Fluch der Karibik’“. [Cultural Carriers of Meaning: Study of Pirates of the Caribbean]. WDR 3. Resonanzen: Die Welt aus dem Blickwinkel der Kultur. Radio interview.
Review: Ganser, Alexandra. “Grenzüberschreitungen in den Pirates of the Caribbean. Heike Steinhoff, Queer Buccaneers: (De)Constructing Boundaries in the Pirates of the Caribbean Film Series.” Pop. Kultur und Kritik, Oct. 2012

Edited Volumes

Hipster Culture: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives. Bloomsbury, 2021.


Steinhoff, H. “Beyond Hashtags: Popular Feminisms, Body Positivity and Self-Help Books.” U.S. American Culture as Popular Culture. Ed. Astrid Böger and Florian Sedlmeier. Universitaetsverlag Winter, forthcoming 2021.

Steinhoff, H. “Noir Masculinities and Seductive Femininities in the City of Angels: Space, Gender, and Cinema in Nicolas Winding Refn’s L.A. Movies”. ReFocus: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn. Ed. Tom Watson and Eddie Falvey. Edinburgh University Press, accepted / forthcoming.

Steinhoff, H. “Hipster Culture: A Definition”. Hipster Culture: Transnational and International Perspectives. Ed. Heike Steinhoff. Bloomsbury, 2021.

Steinhoff, H. “Of Ladies, Fruit Girls and Brothel Madams: Womanhood and Female Sexuality in American City Mysteries Novels”. Ed. Daniel Stein and Lisanna Wiele. Popular Culture – Serial Culture: Nineteenth-Century Serial Fictions in Transnational Perspective, 1830s-1860s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Steinhoff, H. “‘Let It Go’?: Re-Inventing the Disney Fairy Tale in Frozen“. Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment Media. Ed. CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017.

Steinhoff, H. “Piraten im Hollywoodkino: Genre, Gender und Sexualität in Pirates of the Caribbean I-IV“. [Pirates in Hollywood Cinema: Genre, Gender and Sexuality in Pirates of the Caribbean I-IV”]. Populäre Piraten: Vermessung eines Feldes. Ed. Irmtraud Hnilica und Marcel Lepper. Berlin: Kadmos Kultuverlag, 2017.

Steinhoff, H. “Lonely Men in the City: Refn’s Drive and McQueen’s Shame“. Visions of Identity: Global Film and Media. Ed. Philipp Drummond. London: The London Symposium, 2016. 337-348.

Steinhoff, H. “Gender, Sexuality, Nationality, and the Pirate as Mobile Signifier in Captain Blood, Anne of the Indies, Cutthroat Island and Pirates of the Caribbean”. Pirates, Drifters, Fugitives: Figures of Mobility in American Culture and Beyond. Ed. Ganser, Alexandra, Heike Paul and Katharina Gerund. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012.

Steinhoff, H., and V. Siebert. “The Female Body Revamped: Beauty, Monstrosity and Body Transformation in the Twilight Saga.” Kultur und Geschlecht 8 (2011).

Steinhoff, H. ‘Monstrous Makeovers: Self-Transformation, Gender Trouble and Bodily Resistance in Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters‘. El cuerpo del significante. La literatura contemporánea desde las teorías corporales. Eds. Falconí, Diego and Noemí Acedo. 2011.

Steinhoff, H. “‘Yo-ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me’ – Queer Positionalities, Heteronormativity and Piracy in Pirates of the Caribbean in Copas Vol. 8 (2007).


Steinhoff, H. Rezension: Fletchall, A., Lukinbeal, C., McHugh, K. Place, Television, and the Real Orange County. rezensionen:kommunikation:medien. 2013. [Invitation]