Dr. Maria Sulimma
Maria Sulimma is the post-doctoral researcher of the Kolleg City Scripts. Her main field of interest includes cultural studies, urban studies, popular culture, feminist media studies, and gender studies. Maria studied Political Science and English Philology at the University of Göttingen as well as Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul, and received her doctorate in North American Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2018.
She has published on a range of topics related to media studies and gender: She has written a monograph on media representations of female politicians (Die anderen Ministerpräsidenten, 2014), published articles on digital seriality and gaming communities, multimedia franchises and transmedia storytelling, and gender and race in television shows. Maria is currently in the process of preparing a monograph based on her doctoral research, Serial Gender, Gendered Serialities: Practices of US-American Television Narratives in the 21st Century, for publication.
Her current research traces decidedly urban pastimes of the 19th and 21st century with an eye for the ‘politics of prioritization’ they continue to further.
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