Research Projects

Sex in the City: Urban Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

(Dis)Embodying Beauty, Health and Happiness: The Biopolitics of Body Positivity and Body Diversity (Research Network: Transgressive Bodies, coordinator: Prof. Dr. C. Jahnel)

Oppositional Lifestyles, Self-Help and Complicity (DFG Network Complicity: Enfoldings and Unfoldings, Prof. Dr. C. Wächter)

Hipster Culture: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives

Fields of Research: American Popular Culture (esp. 19th and 21st century), Gender Studies, Body Studies, Feminisms, Queer Studies, History of Sexuality, Urban Space in American Literature and Culture

Project for High-School Students:

American Beauty: Body Ideals in American Culture


Von Martha Washington bis Melania Trump – Die First Ladies der USA (2017, Blue Square Bochum)