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Ana Elisa Gomez Laris, M.A.

University of Duisburg-Essen
Institut für Anglophone Studien
R12 S04 H87
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen

Room R12 S04 H87
Phone +49 201 183-2285

Biographical Information

Before coming to Essen to pursue a doctoral degree, Ana Elisa Gomez Laris studied Comparative Literature and American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, spending time abroad in Denmark and Switzerland. She identifies as an activist researcher, engaging where possible in endeavors uniting her academic and social interests. As such, knowledge transfer and the symbiotic relationship between academia and society play a pivotal role in her research approach. Prior to joining the faculty of the Department of Anglophone Studies, she worked as an assistant editor of the quarterly Amerikastudien / American Studies and as a research advisor at the University Medical Center Mainz. She calls Germany, Mexico, and the United States home.

Research Interests

  • Twenty-First Century Migrant and Refugee Literature
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Migration Studies
  • Law and Literature
  • Multi-Lingual Writing
  • Exilic Writing
  • Pre- and Early Colonial Writing
  • Afro- and Euro-Brazilian Cultural Studies
  • Creative Writing in Teaching Contexts

Courses Taught at the UDE

Current Semester

WS 2022

  • "Does My Sassiness Upset You?": Feminist Poetry from the 1960s to Today
  • Grundkurs Literaturwissenschaft (Introduction to Literary Studies)
  • Doctoral Colloquium in Literary and Cultural Studies

Previous Semesters

SS 2022

  • A Survey of American Literature
  • ‘Green’ Publishing: Upcycled Cartonera/Cardboard Books and Editorials
  • Doctoral Colloquium in Literary and Cultural Studies

WS 2021

  • From Twitter to Insta and even at the Superbowl: The Resurgence of Poetry in the Twenty-First Century

SS 2021

  • Introduction to American Civilization
  • 'Mind your own business': Expressions of Dissent in the Americas
  • Interculturality in Theory and Practice

WS 2020

  • Grundkurs Literaturwissenschaft (Introduction to Literary Studies)
  • A Survey of American Literature


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA)
  • European Association for American Studies (EAAS)
  • American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR)
  • Deutscher Lusitanisten Verband e.V. (DLV)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung (ADLAF)