Latin American Cinema; Latin American Cultural Theory
american literature, public humanities, cultural theory
Medieval/renaissance French literature, history of emotions, War studies, Affect theory, Trauma theory, gender theory, cultural theory, French popular culture.
French and Québécois Literature and Film, Literary and Cultural Theory, Gender and Queer Studies.
Early modern literature
Black literature, film, theory, Lacan, psychoanalysis, cultural theory, LGBT studies, women’s studies.
…MA English and Romance Philologies (Heidelberg), PhD English Literature and Critical & Cultural Theory (Cardiff), Habilitation English and Cultural Theory (Heidelberg)…
English and comparative literature, critical and cultural theory, deconstruction, posthumanism, animal studies, cultural and media studies
Cultural studies, political and cultural theory, Latin American studies, Latin American literature.
late-eighteenth and nineteenth century US culture in a global context; digital humanities + public humanities; political theory meets cultural theory
The ruins of church-mosques, museums, and ancient cities inform material culture as allegories inform spiritual life, invoking transcendence amidst desacralization. Drawing on Benjamin, Jameson, and Koselleck to advance our understanding of the functioning of ruins across time, this ethnography of ruins engages with the paradoxes generated by monuments in diverse urban spaces. Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Museum of Islamic Art, and the ancient city of Derbent (contemporary Daghestan), foreground the ruin as a site of political life across space and time. By revealing the persistence of the past in the present, ruins, it is argued, reimagine colonial modernity.