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Florian Deckers

Florian Deckers is a doctoral research assistant in the research group City Scripts. His main fields of interests are transnational American studies, contemporary popular culture, media studies, and urban studies. Florian studied German Studies, American Studies, and Literature and Media Practice at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2018, he completed the combined M.A. program; in his thesis, he analyzed automobile advertising and its re-construction as well as the commodification of national images in the U.S. and Germany.

In his dissertation project Raising Ethnic Voices, he investigates contemporary approaches of LatinX artists and activists in New York City and Los Angeles. These artists re-write a vision of American society in music, art, and literature, claiming the fastest growing minority’s right to the city.

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Contact: florian.deckers@uaruhr.de