Universität Duisburg-Essen
Historisches Institut
Universitätsstraße 2
45117 Essen

Raum R12 S04 H02


+49 201 183 3500






British Literature and Culture
American Studies
Urban Studies
Literature and Science

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

  • Seit 2023 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Forschungsverbund „Kulturen des Kompromisses“ (Standorte UDE & Universität Münster)
  • 2022-2023 Lehrkraft und Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (British and Anglophone Literature and Culture) an der Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • 2023 Promotion (Anglophone Studies/American Studies)
  • 2018-2022 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Forschungskolleg „American Models, Transatlantic Interventions: Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures“ und Lehrkraft am Department of Anglophone Studies
  • 2014-2018 Master-Studium (Anglophone Studies sowie Literatur und Medienpraxis) an der Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • 2009-2013 Bachelor-Studium (Literatur, Kultur, Medien) an der Universität Siegen


“’Long ago, deep in space’: Narrating Gravitational Waves.” Narrative and Cognition in Literature and Science. Eds. Michael Sinding, Aura Heydenreich, and Klaus Mecke. [ELINAS Series]. Berlin: De Gruyter. (Forthcoming, 2024)

“’Another World is Plantable’: Community Gardening and Urban Planning.” Utopia, Ideology and Equity in Urban Texts: Fair and Unfair Cities. Eds. Michael G. Kelly and Mariano Paz. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023. 135-156.

(with Jens Martin Gurr): “Narrative Path Dependencies in Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Planning: Portland’s Albina Neighborhoods.” City Scripts: Narratives of Postindustrial Urban Futures. Eds. Barbara Buchenau, Jens Martin Gurr, and Maria Sulimma. The Ohio State University Press, 2023. 87-102.

“’#Gameüse’: Planting the Digital Garden.” Playing the Field II: American Studies, Video Games, and Space. Ed. Dietmar Meinel. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022. 241-252.

Konferenzbeiträge und Vorträge (Auswahl)

“Does Gardening Build Communities?” Transatlantic Rust Belts: Scripting Urban Futures (Online Symposium of the City Scripts Research Group). 10 Sep. 2021.

“Scripts and Emplotment: A Theoretical Approach to Narrative in Urban Planning.” Narrative 2020 (International Society for the Study of Narrative). New Orleans, 6 March 2020.

“‘Another World is Plantable’: Urban Planning and Utopian Gardening.” (Un)Fair Cities: Equity and Ideology in Urban Texts. 2nd International ALUS Conference (Association for Literary Urban Studies). University of Limerick, 12 December 2019.

“The Pursuit of Truth: Quest Narratives in Scientific Journals.” Great Responsibility: Heroism in Anglophone Cultures. Lecture Series. University of Duisburg-Essen, 2 July 2019.

“Loops, Circles, Cycles: The Story of Time Crystals.” Spacetime SLSAeu (European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts). National Hellenic Research Foundation Athens, 26 June 2019.