Appointments

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10/2012–date: Associate Professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities, Faculty of Letters

10/2008–9/2012: Junior Professor of Modern German Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies

10/2005–9/2008: Assistant Professor of Modern German Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, chair: Prof Peter-André Alt

10/2002–9/2005: Assistant Professor of Modern German Literature at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, chair: Prof Peter-André Alt

10/2001–9/2002: Junior Lecturer for Modern German Literature at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, chair: Prof Helmut Pfotenhauer

Distinctions

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1–3/2020: Max Kade Visiting Professorship at UC Davis

9–12/2019: Thomas Mann Fellowship at the Thomas Mann House Los Angeles

1/2015–12/2019: Einstein Visiting Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin

2–10/2012: Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship at the University of St. Andrews

2005: Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

1994–2003: Study Scholarship and Dissertation Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

1993: Victor von Scheffel Award for Excellence in German Language and Literature from the Literarische Gesellschaft Karlsruhe e.V., Award for Outstanding Abitur Achievement from the Heilbronn Chamber of Commerce Heilbronn, branch office Wertheim

Education

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1/2012: Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education from the Berlin Centre for Higher Education

12/2004: PhD in Modern German Literature from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, referees: Profs Peter-André Alt and Helmut Pfotenhauer

9–12/2000: Visiting Research Student at the Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin, supervisor: Dr Gilbert Carr

12/1999: Final Examination in German Studies with a minor in Social Sciences at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, supervisor: Prof Helmut Pfotenhauer

7/1997: Intermediate Examination in German Studies with a minor in Social Sciences at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

Affiliations

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11/2020–date: Affiliated Researcher at the Migrations and Aesthetics project at UC Davis, Global Migration Center

2020–date: Member of Villa Aurora and Thomas Mann House e.V.

5/2019–date: Member of the International Steering Committee at the Cluster of Excellence Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective, Freie Universität Berlin

4/2010–date: Ombudsperson (Vertrauensdozent) of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

4/2012–3/2017: Advisory Board Member of the ERC Grant “Solitudes. Withdrawal and Engagement in the Long Seventeenth-Century” at the University of Copenhagen

2008–date: Member of the Internationale Alfred Döblin-Gesellschaft e.V., Vice President from 7/2009 to 6/2017

2005–2020: Member of the Deutsche Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft e.V.

1999–date: Member of the Goethe-Gesellschaft in Weimar e.V.