Courtney Moffett-Bateau


University of Duisburg-Essen
Institut für Anglophone Studien
R12 R04 A01
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen

Room: R12 R04 A01

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Phone: +49 201 183-6204

Fax: +49 201 183-4372

Biographical Information

Native Detroiter, Courtney Moffett-Bateau completed her high school education at Cranbrook-Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In 2008, she graduated with a dual Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Black Studies from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. In 2007, she became an Urban Fellow for the Center for California Cultural and Social Issues (CCCSI), which supported her work at the Afflerbaugh-Paige Detention Camp for Boys. The following year, she was awarded a Fulbright grant, which enabled her to travel to Germany and work as an English Teaching Assistant.  During her grant extension (supported by the Ministerium für Schule und Weiterbildung), she started working on her Masters at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The following year, she transferred to the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität in Münster, Germany and completed her Masters degree in 2012 with the submission of her thesis entitled, "Black Beauty Aesthetics: Combating American Beauty Constructions of the Past with Art of the Present." She is presently working as a teaching assistant in the North American Studies program here in Essen and lecturing at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In May 2013 she begun work on her dissertation under the supervision of Professor Barbara Buchenau here at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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