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Katharina Wood is a doctoral researcher at TU Dortmund in the Graduate Research Group City Scripts. Her main fields of interest are African American Literature, LatinX American Literature, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, and Urban Studies. She received her M.A. in English and Political Science from Philipps-University Marburg in 2018. Her master thesis analyzed the social movement Black Lives Matter and its relationship to the term identity politics and processes of identity formation.

In her dissertation "Conserving Whose World? Green Building Standards in the U.S. and Germany," she will dissect transatlantic scripts used to build a greener future as brought forth through visionary approaches towards the creations of sustainable cities. The project aims to analyze the underlying cultural scripts and visions of a 'green' future through transatlantic comparisons of green building projects.  

Contact: katharina.wood@uaruhr.de