Vice-Rector for Social Responsibility, Diversity and International Affairs

Vice Rector for Social Responsibility, Diversity & International Affairs Prof. Dr. Barbara Buchenau

The Vice Rectorate for Social Responsibility, Diversity & International Affairs’s role and key responsibilities can be found on this page, including the Vice Rectorate’s current projects and points of contact.

Vice-Rector for Social Responsibility, Diversity and International Affairs Prof. Dr. Barbara Buchenau

* 1968

Teaching Positions

Since Oct. 2012    
Full Professor of North American Studies: Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
2010–2012    
Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, University of Bern, Switzerland
2004–2005    
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, U.S.A., affiliated with the Departments of German Studies and of English and the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
2001–2009    
Assistant, American Studies Program, University of Göttingen, Germany
1997–1999    
Researcher, Collaborative Research Center SFB 529 Internationality of National Literatures, University of Göttingen
1994–1996    
Research Assistant, Collaborative Research Center SFB 309 “Literary Translation”

Education

2010    
Habilitation, University of Göttingen, Germany
2002    
Doctorate, University of Göttingen, Germany
1994    
1. state exam in Geography and English, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Spr. 1988        
Intensive Language and Culture Studies at the Colegio de España, Salamanca, Spain

Research Positions

2018–2022   
Speaker of the Graduate Research Group Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation
Since 4/2018   
Vice-Rector, University of Duisburg-Essen, Social Responsibility, Diversity and International Affairs
2018   
Hiroshi-Kitamura Fellow, IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies der University Duisburg-Essen
2016-2018    
Advisory Council on Internationalization, University of Duisburg-Essen, speaker
2016–2018    
Research and Technology Transfer Committee of the University of Duisburg-Essen, member
2016–2018     
Head of the Department of Anglophone Studies, Duisburg-Essen
2014–2016    
Equal Opportunity Committee of the University of Duisburg-Essen, member
Since 2012   
Herausgeberschaft Interamericana: Inter-American Literary History and Culture / Historia literaria interamericana y sus contextos culturales / Histoire littéraire et culture interaméricaines     
Mit M. Messmer, University of Groningen, NL (editor-in-chief), M.J. Drexler, Bucknell University, USA, G. Martínez-Zalce Sanchéz, UNAM, Mexiko und G. Pisarz-Ramirez, Universität Leipzig
2007–2009    
Fulbright Liaison Officer, Göttingen University

Vice-Rector for Social Responsibility, Diversity and International Affairs

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Vice-Rector
Professorin Dr. Barbara Buchenau

Executive Assistant
Dr. Mayannah N. Dahlheim

Secretariat
Markus Jacobi