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ABOUT

Welcome to my website! I am Peter Rehberg, a writer, critic, and curator. I hold a Ph.D. in Literature from New York University and have taught and researched at several universities and institutes in the US and Germany. I published two novels and a collection of short stories. I am also writing regularly for German media, including Zeit Online, Texte zur Kunst, der Freitag, Merkur, Sissy und Siegessäule. In my critical work, I focus on queer theory, pornography, and queer visual culture. I curated exhibitions on contemporary queer art and queer German history. Since 2018 I am working as head of collections and archives at Schwules Museum, Berlin. Amongst my recent publications are Hipster Porn: Queere Männlichkeiten und affektive Sexualitäten im Fanzine Butt and „Energie ohne Macht: Christian Maurels Theorie des Anus im Kontext von Guy Hocquenghem und der Geschichte von Queer Theory“, the afterword to Maurel‘s Essay Für den Arsch, which was formerly attributed to Guy Hocquenghem.

Greifenhagenerstrasse 45
Germany
10437 Berlin

peterrehberg (at) gmx.net
+49 (0)1512 1206 107

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CURRICULUM VITAE

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AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Queer Media Studies and Theory; LGBTQ+ Culture and History; 19th, 20th and 21st Century German and European Literatures and Cultures; Literary and Cultural Theory; Popular Culture; Gender Studies; Affect Theory; Postcolonialism

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CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary Queer Visual Culture

Queer- and Trans Masculinities

Queering the Archive: Archival Practices and Politics

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EDUCATION

1997-2001

Ph.D., New York University, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Dissertation: Lachen lesen. Konstitutive Komik der Moderne bei Kafka (Advisors: Prof. Avital Ronell and Prof. Eva Geulen)

1995-1996

Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, Department of German (Advisor: Prof. Werner Hamacher)

1994-1995

Doctoral Student, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Kulturwissenschaften (Advisor: Prof. Friedrich Kittler)

1994

M.A. German Literature (Concentration in Theatre and Media), Art History, and Philosophy, Universität Hamburg. Master’s Thesis: Die Nacht des Auges. Kino. Blick. (Advisor: Prof. Marianne Schuller)

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WORK IN THE MUSEUM

2020

Intimacy: New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond. Curation together with Apostolos Lampropoulos

100 Objects: An Archive of Feelings. Curation together with Ben Miller

Since 2018

Head of Collections and Archives, Schwules Museum, Berlin

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ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT AND
AFFILIATION

2018

Max-Kade-Professor, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Germanic Studies

2016-2018

Affiliated Research Fellow, ICI Berlin – Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin

2011-2016

DAAD Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin,
Department of Germanic Studies
Affiliated faculty member Center for Women and Gender Studies
Affiliated faculty member Program in Comparative Literature
Affiliated faculty member Center for European Studies
Co-Chair LGBTQ Research Cluster (2013-2014)

2008

Research Assistant, Prof. Eva Geulen, Universität Bonn,
Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

2004-2005

Research Assistant, Prof. Eva Geulen, Universität Bonn, Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

2003-2004

Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University, Department of German Studies

2002-2003

Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Department of German

2001-2002

Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Department of German Studies

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OTHER NON-ACADEMIC
EMPLOYMENT

2017-present

Writer for Merkur and Zeit Online

2004-present

Writer for Freitag

2004-present

Writer for Die Tageszeitung

2006-2011

Editor-in-chief for the gay monthly magazine Männer

2004-2011

Writer for Deutsche Aidshilfe, national German AIDS organization

2005-2006

Editor for the queer Berlin magazine Siegessäule

1997-2001

Writer for daily Handelsblatt

1998-1999

Writer for weekly Die Zeit and Zeitmagazin

1991-1994

Freelance journalist for NDR (North-German Public Radio)

1989-1991

Freelance journalist for Radio 107

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PUBLICATIONS

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ACADEMIC BOOKS

2022

Hipster Porn: Queer Masculinities and Affective Sexualities in the Fanzine Butt.
London 2022: Routledge

2018

Hipster Porn: Queere Männlichkeiten und affektive Sexualitäten im Fanzine Butt. Berlin: b_books

2007

Lachen lesen: Konstitutive Komik der Moderne bei Kafka.
Bielefeld: Transcript

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PUBLICATIONS

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Edited Volumes

2019

Christian Maurel: Für den Arsch. Editorial note and afterword by Peter Rehberg. “Energie ohne Macht: Christian Maurels Theorie des Anus im Kontext von Guy Hocquenghem und der Geschichte von Queer Theory.” Berlin: August Verlag, 91-139

2017

Celebrity Cultures. ZfM 16 – Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaften.
Peter Rehberg, Brigitte Weingart (Eds.)

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PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters
and Journal Articles

2022

“(Wie) funktioniert queere Multiperspektivität? Zum Verhältnis verschiedener queerer Gruppen am Beispiel der Ausstellung ‘Intimacy: New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond’.” In: Anders, Außen, Avantgarde: Zwischen Ohnmacht und Stärke, Mainstream und Subkultur. Hamburg: Männerschwarm

“Andere Medien, andere Körper: Das Männerbild im schwulen Fanzine Butt.” In: Simon Dickel and Rebecca Racine Ramershoven (Eds.), Differenz und Repräsentation. Münster: Edition Assemblage

2021

“Queer Homelessness: Aesthetic, Curatorial and Political Practices at documenta 14.” In: Field: A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism. Learning from documenta. Issue 17

“Queere Affekte und Sammlungspraxis: Die Porno-Alben von Siegmar Piske in der Sammlung des Schwulen Museums.” In: Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden (Ed.), Sexualitäten Sammeln: Von Körperpraktiken, Beziehungen und grenzüberschreitenden Objekten. Göttingen: Böhlau

“‘Grunts & Monsters’: Gay Men’s Online Media Practices.” In: Ulrike Bergermann, Erhard Schüttpelz, Monika Dommann, Jeremy Stolow, Nadine Taha (Eds.), Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies. Zürich, Berlin: Diaphanes / Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 155-72

2020

“Beyond Butch: Materialität und Männlichkeit im Fanzine Butt.” In: Julia Bee and Nicole Kandioler (Eds.), Differenzen und Affirmationen. Berlin 2020:
b_books, 165-87

2019

“Queer Autofiction as Body Protocol.” In: Texte zur Kunst (115/2019), 102-15

“More than Vanilla Sex: Reading Gay Post-Pornography with Affect Theory and Psychoanalysis.” In: Feona Attwood, John Mercer, Clarissa Smith (Eds.), Porn Studies (6/2019) 114-28

“Male Becomings: Queer Bodies as Aesthetic Forms in the Post-Pornographic Fanzine Butt.” In: David Fancy and Hans Skott-Myhre (Eds.), Art as Revolt: Thinking Politics through Immanent Aesthetics. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 167-82

2018

“Virtuelle Intimität: Sexuelle Begegnungen in Chaträumen und auf Dating-Apps.” In: Carolin Küppers und Martin Schneider (Hg.), Orte der Begegnung, Orte des Widerstands: Zur Geschichte homosexueller, trans*geschlechtlicher und queerer Räume. Hamburg 2018: Männerschwarm, 134-52

2017

“Queer Affect Theory: Zum Verhältnis von Affekt und Trieb bei Sedgwick und Freud.” In: Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (Hg.), ZfM 17 – Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaften: Psychische Apparate (2/2017), 63-71

“Ist der Schwulenporno queer? Von der Obszönität der Pornographie zur Affektivität von Postpornographie.” In: Dagmar Brunow and Simon Dickel (Hg.), Queer Cinema. Mainz: Ventil Verlag, 261-81

Peter Rehberg and Brigitte Weingart: “Einleitung in den Schwerpunkt.” In: Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (Hg.), ZfM 16 – Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaften: Celebrity Cultures (1/2017), 10-21

“Jenseits von homophobem Essentialismus und toleranter Hyperkultur.” In: Detlef Grumbach (Hg.), Demo. Für. Alle: Homophobie als Herausforderung. Hamburg 2017: Männerschwarm, 56-68

2016

“‘God Hates Fa(n)gs!’: Homophobie, religiöse Rechte und die Zukunft von
Sexualität.” In: WestEnd: Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung (2/2016),
119-34

“‘Männer wie Du & Ich’: Gay Magazines from the National to the Transnational.” In: German History (2016) 34 (3), 468-85

2014

“Pornographic and Post-Pornographic Utopia.” In: Enrico Biasin, Giovanna Maina, and Federico Zecca (Eds.), Porn after Porn: Contemporary Alternative Pornographies. Milan-Udine: Mimeses International, 257-74

“Pornografie und Bildkritik in Texten des 20. Jahrhunderts.” In: Claudia Benthien and Brigitte Weingart (Eds.), Handbuch Literatur & Visuelle Kultur. Berlin: De Gruyter, 229-46

Peter Rehberg and Bradley Boovy. “Schwule Medien nach 45.” In: Jennifer Evans, Rüdiger Lautmann, Florian Mildenberger, and Jakob Pastötter (Eds.),
Homosexualität im Spiegel der Wissenschaften. Hamburg: Männerschwarm, 529-56

2013

“Taken by a Stranger: How Queerness Haunts Germany at Eurovision.” In: Karen Fricker and Milija Gluhovic (Eds.), Performing The ‘New’ Europe: Identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest. Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 178-93

2012

“Hipstersex – postpornografische Erzählungen im schwulen Fanzine Butt.” In: Martina Schuegraf and Angela Tillmann (Eds.), Pornografisierung von Gesellschaft. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft, 213-21

2011

“‘… still wonder where his male identity is.’ Bjarne Melgaard’s Ruin of
Masculinity.” In: Andrea Kroksnes (Ed.), Goddesses. A Reader. Oslo: The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, 94-108

“Happy Homos: Über Tom of Finlands schwule Superhelden.” In: Barbara Eder, Elisabth Klar, and Ramón Reichert (Eds.), Theorien des Comics: Ein Reader. Bielefeld: Transcript, 383-400

2007

Peter Rehberg and Mikko Tuhkanen. “Danzing Time: Dissociative Camp and European Synchrony.” In: SQS – Journal of Queer Studies in Finland 2/2007

“Winning Failure: Queer Nationality at the Eurovision Song Contest.” In: SQS – Journal of Queer Studies in Finland 2/2007,

“Homoskin – weder Dramaqueen noch Klon.” In: Robin Bauer, Josch Hoenes, and Volker Woltersdorff (Eds.), Unbeschreiblich Männlich: Hetero-normativitätskritische Perspektiven. Hamburg: Männerschwarm, 121-34

2006

“Der Philosoph als Transvestit: Das Lachen der Magd und der Fall des Philosophen.” In: Friedrich Block (Ed.), Komik. Medien. Gender: Ergebnisse des Kasseler Komik-Kolloquiums. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 305-24

2005

“Queer.” In: Joanna Barck and Petra Löffler (Eds.), Gesichter des Films. Bielefeld: Transcript, 231-43

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PUBLICATIONS

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Essays & Interviews

2018

“Versatility: Tom of Finlands Superhelden und die Erfindung der schwulen Männlichkeit”. In: Rinaldo Hopf und Axel Schock (Eds.), Mein schwules Auge / My Gay Eye: Tom of Finland Foundation Special. Tübingen 2018: Konkursbuchverlag, 312-18

2017

Interview with Didier Eribon. In: Merkur Heft 07/Juni 2017

“Fan-Mail: Wayne Koestenbaum im Gespräch mit Peter Rehberg und Brigitte Weingart.” In: Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (Ed.), ZfM 16 – Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaften: Celebrity Cultures (1/2017), 89-103

2016

“Queer.” In: Joanna Barck and Petra Löffler (Eds.), Gesichter des Films. Bielefeld: Transcript, 231-43

2015

“Genderfasching.” In: Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 13: Überwachung und Kontrolle (2/2015), 120-24

“Annotieren: Über die Arbeit mit PDF-Apps und darüber hinaus.” In: Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 12: Medien / Architekturen (1/2015), 179-83

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PUBLICATIONS

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Book Reviews

2018

“Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung: Schwerpunktheft 40 Jahre Foucaults
‚Sexualität und Wahrheit‘.” In: Jahrbuch Sexualitäten (2018), 291-99

2015

Magdalena Beljan: Rosa Zeiten? Eine Geschichte der Subjektivierung männlicher Homosexualität in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren der BRD.” In: German History (2015) 33 (3), 521-22

2012

“Thomas Hecken: Pop – Geschichte eines Konzepts 1955-2009.” In: Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie. 131. Band, 02/2012, 315-319

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PUBLICATIONS

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Translations

2017

Nick Couldry. “Celebrity, Konvergenz und das Schicksal von Medieninstitutionen.” In: Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (Ed.). ZfM 16 – Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaften: Celebrity Cultures. (1/17), 61-78

2005

Carol Jacobs. “Was heißt zählen? W.G. Sebalds Die Ausgewanderten.”
In: Eva Horn, Bettine Menke, and Christoph Menke (Eds.), Literatur als
Philosophie – Philosophie als Literatur. München: Wilhelm Fink, 173-92

2004

Carol Jacobs. “Der Dolch der Sprache: Die Rhetorik des Feminismus.” In: Rüdiger Campe (Ed.), Penthesileas Versprechen. Exemplarische Studien über die literarische Referenz. Freiburg: Rombach Buchverlag, 19-46

2003

Jan Mieszkowski. “Zur ewigen Nachwelt (ohne Frieden).” In: Marianne Schuller and Nikolaus Müller-Schöll (Eds.), Kleist lesen. Bielefeld: Transcript

2000

Lawrence Douglas. “Der Film als Zeuge: Nazi Concentration Camps vor dem
Nürnberger Gerichtshof.” In: Ulrich Baer (Ed.), ‘Niemand zeugt für den Zeugen.’ Erinnerungskultur nach der Shoah. Frankfurt a. M.: Suhrkamp, 197-218

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PUBLICATIONS

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Creative Writing

2011

Boymen. A Novel. Hamburg: Männerschwarm

2005

Fag Love. A Novel. Hamburg: Männerschwarm

2002

Play. Geschichten aus New York. Stories. Hamburg: Männerschwarm

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PUBLICATIONS

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Journalistic Writing

1997-present

Numerous articles on gender, sexuality, US-politics, pop culture, and literature for Handelsblatt, Die Zeit, Zeitmagazin, Zeit Online, Taz, Freitag, Männer und Siegesssäule

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PRESENTATIONS

Invited Papers
(Academic Institutions)

2019

“Hipster Porn: Queere Männlichkeiten und affektive Sexualitäten im Fanzine Butt.” Folkwang Universität der Künste

“Celebrities beim Eurovision Song Contest: Queer oder Commodity Camp?”
Institut für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften. Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

2018

“One-Hit-Wonder oder Micro-Celebrities? Die Produktion von Stars beim Eurovision Song Contest.” Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

“Queering the Spectacle of the Arab Migrant.” Department of German. University of Georgia at Athens

“Queer Celebrities.” School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. University of Chicago at Illinois

2017

“Fag Limbo: Affektive Persönlichkeiten in postpornographischen Medienumgebungen.” Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

“Echt Porno! Zum Verhältnis von Narrativität und Medialität in der Online-
Pornographie.” Ruhr-Universität Bochum

2016

“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Camp Aesthetics and National Representation at the Eurovision Song Contest.” Popular Music in Postwar German Culture. German Studies Workshop. The University of Texas at Austin

2015

“’The Revolution Is My Boyfriend’: Sexual Utopia in Postpornography.” The German Discovery of Sex: A Workshop. Clark University, Worcester, MA

2014

“Queer Pleasure in Foucault and Marcuse.” Radical Politics, Critical Aesthetics, Queer Pleasure: A Workshop on Herbert Marcuse. Cornell University

“Gender als ästhetische Form: Männlichkeiten in den Fotografien von Wolfgang Tillmans.” Institut für Medienkultur und Theater, Universität Köln

“Homophobie, Religiöse Rechte und Popkultur in den USA.” Kulturwissenschaftiches Institut Essen

2013

“Homophobie in Europa.” Homophobie, Sexismus unter Männern und andere Heteroängste (workshop). Gunda-Werner-Institut in der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien Humboldt Universität, Berlin

2012

Gagaism: Self-Fashioning in Pornographie und Pop.” Hochschule für
Bildende Künste Braunschweig

2011

“Popfrauen und Pornomänner: Self-Fashioning in der Postmoderne.”
Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe

“Lena – Lolita – Lulu: Or, Eurovision’s Queer Comeback.” Feeling European: The Eurovision Song Contest and the European Public Sphere (international workshop). Fachhochschule Düsseldorf

2010

“Eurovision: It’s Oh So Queer!” Setting the Agenda for Eurovision Studies (international conference). Department for Critical Studies in Television, University of Oslo

2009

“Dancing Europe: Verka Serduchka as Allegory for the (Im)possibility of
European Unity.” Eurovision Song Contest and the ‘New Europe’ (international conference). University of Warwick

2008

“Ironische Männlichkeiten: Prollige Homos, dandyhafte Heten – ist das queer?” University of Madrid

2007

“Queer Nationality and Camp Mainstream in the Eurovision Song Contest.”
Queer Eurovision Conference. University of Helsinki

“Homoskin: Weder Dandy noch Drag Queen.” Institut für vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften, Universität Bonn

2002

“Zukunft von Gender: Zeitlichkeit im Kontext von Performativitäts-Konzepten.” Screening Gender: Körper und Geschlecht im Kontext von Kulturwissenschaft, Bio-Technologien und Kunst/Literatur. Universität Hamburg

2001

“German Studies: A Gay Science?” Annual DAAD Weekend. Cornell
University

2000

“Der Philosoph als Transvestit” 1. Kasseler Komik-Kolloquium: Haben Frauen nichts zu lachen? Genderstudien zur Kunst des Komischen. Universität Kassel

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PRESENTATIONS

Invited Papers
(Non-academic Institutions)

2021

“Zum Lachen: Ist Kafka ein komischer Autor?” Museum Folkwang, Essen

2020

“(Wie) funktioniert queere Multiperspektivität? Zum Verhältnis verschiedener queerer Gruppen am Beispiel der Ausstellung ‘Intimacy: New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond’ des Schwulen Museums Berlin.” Akademie Waldschlösschen

2019

“Für den Arsch: Schwule Sexualpolitik damals und heute.” Männerakademie München. Sub-Zentrum

“Queer Fanzines as Post-Pornographic Utopia.” Village Berlin

2018

“Der ‘arabische Mann’: Bilder zwischen Angst und Begehren.” Männerakademie München. Sub-Zentrum

2017

“Virtuelle Intimität: Sexuelle Begegnungen in Chaträumen und auf Dating-Apps.” Akademie Waldschlösschen

“Vom ‘Clone’ zum Hipster: Das schwule Männerbild im Porno.” 20. Pink
Apple Lesbian and Gay Filmfestival, Zürich

2016

“Cruising Utopia 2.0.” Lesbisch-schwule Filmtage Hamburg

2013

“It’s Oh So Queer! – Queerness und Mainstream Kultur beim Eurovision
Song Contest.” 16. Pink Apple Lesbian and Gay Filmfestival, Zürich

2011

“Moden und Mimosen – Heteronormativität in den Medien.” ‘Die Revolution
haben wir uns anders vorgestellt.’ Taz – Medienkongress. Haus der Kulturen
der Welt, Berlin

2010

“‘… still wonder where his male identity is’ – Bjarne Melgaard’s Ruin of
Masculinity.” Feminism in the Art World – Reflections on Feminist
Influences on Art (seminar). Nasjonalmuseet Oslo

2009

“Queer Nation? The United States 40 Years After Stonewall.” Amerikahaus,
Tübingen

“Queer Nation? The United States 40 Years After Stonewall.” Amerikahaus,
Freiburg

“Pornoautobiographie: Über Todd Verrow’s Film ‘Where Your Heart Should Be’.” Pornonorm – ein Diskurs über Pornografie (symposion). WUK (Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus), Vienna

2008

“Queer Ecstasy.” The Politics of Ecstasy (international cultural festival).
Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

“Beyond Pornography – Sexual Culture in Berlin’s Lab.Oratory.” Porn Film
Festival, Berlin

2004

“Representing Masculinity in Fassbinder and Sirk.” Nasjonalmuseet Oslo

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PRESENTATIONS

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Conference Papers

2021

“What Remains of AIDS?: Trauma and Queer Memory at Schwules Museum, Berlin.” Fringe of the Fringe: Die Privilegien der Subkultur im Gedächtnis von Institutionen. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and Stiftung Inter Media Art Institute.

“Clones in the Museum: Exhibiting Gay Masculinities Now.” Hal Fischer Symposium. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Krannart Art Museum.

“Should Schwules Museum be renamed as Queer Museum?” What Happened to Lesbian and Gay Studies? ICI Berlin

“Queere Affekte und Sammlungspraxis: Die Porno-Alben von Siegmar Piske in der Sammlung des Schwulen Museums.” Sexualitäten Sammeln: Von Körperpraktiken, Beziehungen und grenzüberschreitenden Objekten. Hygiene Museum Dresden

2019

“(Wie) funktioniert queere Multiperspektivität? Zum Verhältnis verschiedener queerer Gruppen am Beispiel der Ausstellung ‘Intimacy: New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond’ des Schwulen Museums Berlin.” Akademie Waldschlösschen

2018

“Hipster or Arab? Queer Male Forms at Schwules Museum, Berlin.” Exhibiting Post-Colonialism: Museum Culture and Public Discourse in Contemporary Germany and Europe. University of Illinois at Chicago and Goethe Institute Chicago

“Eurovision’s Failed Celebrities.” 4th Celebrity Studies Conference: Desecrating Celebrity. Sapienza University, Rome

“Beyond Orientalism and Police Surveillance: The Opaqueness of Male Forms in the Photographs of George Awde.” Gegen/Dokumentation. Ruhr Universität, Bochum

2017

“Queer Homelessness.” Learning from Documenta. Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens

“‘Bärtige Männer nackt auf Matratzenlager.’ Post-and Pre-Aids Representations of Gay Masculinity.” A Golden Age for Queer Sexual Politics? Lesbian and Gay Literature and Film in 1970s Germany. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

“Masochism and the Affective Spectator.” Sensibility & the Senses: Media Bodies Practices. 11. NECS – European Network for Cinema and Media Studies – Conference. Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Paris

“Introduction.” Intimacy, Loss, Anonymity: Toward a Theory of Queer Neutrality. ICI Berlin

“Key Note.” What Makes a Man? Sexuality and Representation in
Europe-Middle-East Encounters. ICI Berlin

2016

“Virtual Intimacies: Gay Men’s Online Media Practices.” Sex and the Cinema Conference. Kent University, Canterbury, UK

“Can Pornography Bring Us Together?” In/Between – Cultures of Connectivity. 10. NECS – European Network for Cinema and Media Studies – Conference. Universität Potsdam

2015

“Drive, Pleasure, Affect: Sexual Temporalities in Post-Pornography.” Affect Theory Conference: Worldings, Tensions, Futures. Millersville University, Lancaster, PA

“Grunts and Monsters: Online Media Practices and Queer Fanzines.” Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies. 3. Medienwissenschaftliches Symposion der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft /German Research Foundation, Chiemsee

“De-activated Masculinities: Male Bodies as Aesthetic Forms in the Queer Fanzine Butt.” Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism. Brock University, St. Catharines, CA

2014

“‘We always try to make a connection between sexuality and for instance doing dishes and psychotherapy.’ Affective Sexualities In the Queer Fanzine Butt.” Where Is Frankfurt Now? Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

2013

“Butch Turn: Schwule Männlichkeitsentwürfe nach Aids.” 1. LSBTI-Wissenschaftskongress. Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld, Berlin

“Transnational Post Porn.” Transnationalisms: Sexualities, Fantasies, and
the World Beyond (seminar). German Studies Association Conference, Denver

“Queer Fanzines as Post-Pornographic Utopia.” XI MAGIS International Film
Studies Spring School. University of Udine, Gorizia

2012

“‘Die Polizei, dein Freund und Helfer’ Tatort’s Impeccable Detectives.” Crime Scene Germany (panel). German Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee

“Narratives of HIV in the 21st Century.” Gender and Sexual Health: Literary, Cultural, or Historical Comparisons (seminar). ACLA. Brown University, Providence

“‘It’s Like the Seventies, Just without Hope’: Post-Pornographic Aesthetics in
the Queer Fanzine BUTT.” After ‘Homosexual’: The Legacies of Gay Liberation (international conference). Victoria University and La Trobe University, Melbourne

2003

“Understanding Sexuality: Madonna.” MMLA, Chicago

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PRESENTATIONS

Workshops, Roundtable
Discussions, Book Presentations

2021

“Porn Archive Workshop“ Schwules Museum, Berlin.

“Erfahrungen mit Aufarbeitung“. Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Meike Baader. Sexueller Kindesmissbrauch und pädosexuelle Netzwerke. Unabhängige Kommission zur Aufarbeitung sexuellen Kindesmissbrauchs, Berlin.

2020

“Queer Community: Zusammen oder gegeneinander?” Roundtable discussion together with Dr. Birgit Bosold and Dr. Claudia Reiche. Thealit, Bremen

“Masculinity and National Identity.” Roundtable discussion together with Dr. Ashley Morgan, Dr. João Florêncio, Ben Miller, Dr. Ian Sergent, and Dr. José Arroyo. Masculinity, Sex, and Popular Culture Research Network. Schwules Museum, Berlin

2019

“Die Verqueerung der Welt: Themen und Formen nach Hubert Fichte.” Roundtable discussion together with Prof. Brigitte Weingart, Nadja Abt and Jasco Viefhues. Schwules Museum in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

“Hipster Porn” Book presentation and discussion. Queeres Verlegen (queer book fair). Aquarium, Berlin

“Für den Arsch.” Book presentation and panel discussion together with Tobias Haberkorn and Morten Paul. Goldrausch, Berlin

“Für den Arsch.” Book presentation and panel discussion together with Morten Paul. Freitagsküche, Frankfurt a.M.

“Queer as German Folk: Queer Culture.” Panel discussion. Goethe Institute, Toronto

“Stonewall was a Riot!“ Panel discussion with Edmund White, Eileen Myles, and Jericho Brown. “20. Poesiefestival Berlin

“Hipster Porn: Queere Männlichkeiten und affektive Sexualitäten im Fanzine Butt.” Book presentation and panel discussion together with Prof. Brigitte Weingart and Dr. Michael Bucher. Schwules Museum, Berlin

2018

“Queer Cinema.” Book presentation and roundtable discussion together with Prof. Simon Dickel and Prof. Dagmar Brunow. Linke Buchtage, Berlin

2017

“Selbstdokumentation und Affektkulturen.” Zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Brigitte Weingart, auf Einladung des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs Das Dokumentarische: Exzess und Entzug, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Pugs in Love: Queer Weekend. Roundtable Discussion. Gorki Theater,
Berlin

Queeres Post-Cinema. Book presentation and discussion with Prof. Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky. Buchhandlung Walther König, Berlin

2016

“Transforming Europe, One City at a Time.” Roundtable Discussion. The Eurovision Song Contest and the Changing Europe. Conference organized by
the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Sverige Television. The Stockholm School of Economics

2014

“Sexual Pathologies.” Workshop. German Studies Association Conference, Kansas City

“Teaching TV: Tatort and Eurovision as Examples of German Popular Culture” (organizer). Proseminar for Faculty and Graduate Students. Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Learning from Jose Munoz: A Teach-in Symposion. The LGTQ Research Cluster, The University of Texas at Austin

2013

“The Future of German Studies in North America” (organizer). Annual DAAD-Meeting, German Studies Association Conference, Denver

2012

“Sexuality as History” (organizer). Proseminar for Faculty and Graduate Students. Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND LECTURE SERIES

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ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

2021

Intimacy. Public lecture series in conjunction with the exhibition Intimacy: New Queer Art From Berlin And Beyond at Schwules Museum, Berlin. A cooperation between Leibniz Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL), ICI Berlin, and Schwules Museum. Invited speakers: Prof. Susanna Paasonen (Turku), Prof. Jean-Luc Nancy (Bordeaux), Prof. Tim Dean (Urbana-Champaign)

2019-2021

Research Network Masculinity and Popular Culture (MascNet). Steering committee member. Birmingham, Berlin, and Barcelona

2018

Exhibiting Post-Colonialism: Museum Culture and Public Discourse in Contemporary Germany and Europe. Conference organizer. University of Illinois at Chicago and Goethe Institute Chicago

2017

Intimacy, Loss, Anonymity: Toward a Theory of Queer Neutrality. Workshop organizer (together with Prof. John Paul Ricco, Toronto). ICI Berlin

What Makes a Man? Sexuality and Representation in Europe – Middle East Encounters. Conference organizer (together with Prof. Tarek El-Ariss, Dartmouth and Prof. John Borneman, Princeton). ICI Berlin

2015

Once upon a time in the East: On GDR Culture. Lecture series organizer (together with Prof. Sabine Hake). The University of Texas at Austin

2013-2014

Migration/Immigration. Lecture series organizer (together with Prof. Sabine Hake, Prof. Kit Belgum, and Prof. Hans Boas). The University of Texas at Austin

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND LECTURE SERIES

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NON-ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

2019

Die Verqueerung der Welt: Formen und Inhalte nach Hubert Fichte. Workshop organizer (together with Prof. Brigitte Weingart). Schwules Musuem, Berlin

ALMS Queering Memory Conference Berlin. Steering committee member. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2018

Bilder vom ‘arabischen Mann’: Ängste, Begehren und Herausforderungen. Workshop organzier (together with Ashkan Sephavand). Akademie Waldschlösschen

Doppelpass: Lesben, Schwule und der Feminismus. Conference organizer (together with Dr. Birgit Bosold). Schwules Museum, Berlin

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CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2020-2021

Intimacy: Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond. Schwules Museum, Berlin.

2020

100 Objects: An Archive of Feelings. Schwules Museum, Berlin (together with Ben Miller)

2019

Instinct # 8: The Cat and the Horse. Village Berlin (together with Eric LeRouge)

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PROJECT MANAGER EXHIBITIONS

2020

Amos Badertscher: The Souls Around Us. Schwules Museum, Berlin

2019

My Dearest Sweet Love: Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy. Schwules Museum, Berlin

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FUNDING, AWARDS AND
FELLOWSHIPS

2019

Berlinbestände aus dem Nachlass der Fotografin Petra Gall / Musik- und     Veranstaltungsszene (together with Nicole Otte). Schwules Museum, Berlin. Funded by DIGIS – Forschungs- und Kompetenzzentrum Digitalisierung Berlin

Intimacy: Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond. Schwules Museum Berlin. Funded by Hauptstadt Kulturfond (HKF)

2017

Financial support for the publication of Hipster Porn: Queere Männlichkeiten, affektive Sexualitäten und neue Medien through the Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld

2016-2017

DAAD-Rückkehrstipendium für USA-Dozenten

2012

“Best Article in the Area of Media and Gender published in 2011” awarded by Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaften for “Happy Homos. Über Tom of Finlands schwule Superhelden.” In: Barbara Eder, Elisabth Klar, and Ramón Reichert (Eds.), Theorien des Comics: Ein Reader. Bielefeld 2011: Transcript, 383-400.

2005

Writer-in-Residence. Sylt-Quelle. Rantum

1999

New York University Fellowship recipient, School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University

1998-1999

Altenhein Fellowship, New York University

1997-1998

Altenhein Fellowship, New York University

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TEACHING

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Graduate Courses

Exhibiting Postcolonialism. Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 2018 (in German)

Contemporary Literary Theory. Program in Comparative Literature. The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2015 (in English)

Madness and Modernity. Dept. of Germanic Studies, Program in Comparative Literature, and Center for Women and Gender Studies. The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2015 (in English)

Body and Biopolitics. Dept. of Germanic Studies, Program in Comparative Literature,and Center for Women and Gender Studies. The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2014 (in English)

A Queer History of Pleasure. Dept. of Germanic Studies, Center for Women and Gender Studies. The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2013 (in English)

German for Graduate Students. Dept. of Germanic Studies,
The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2012 (in English)

The Gay Critic, Dept. of German Studies and Dept. of Comparative Literature, Cornell University, Fall 2001 (in English)

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TEACHING

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Independent Studies

Queer Theory (with Kate Goodin, Center for Women and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin Fall 2015)

Affect Theory (with William Brewer, Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2014)

Literary Theory (with Jessica Plummer, Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin Fall 2012)

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TEACHING

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Undergraduate Courses

Sexuality and Human Rights (Signature Course for Freshmen). School of Undergraduate Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2015, Fall 2014 (in English)

Freud, Feminism & Queer Theory. Dept. of Germanic Studies, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Center for Women and Gender Studies, and Center for European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2016 (in English)

Crime Scene Europe. Dept. of Germanic Studies, Center for European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 2018 (in English)
Contemporary German Civilization. Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2014, Spring 2013 (in German)

Berlin in the Movies. Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2013 (in German)

Queer Visual Culture. Center for Women and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2012 (in English)

The German Pop Novel. Dept. of Germanic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2012, Spring 2015 (in German)

Brecht, Sirk, and Fassbinder. Dept. of Germanic Studies and Center for European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2012 (in English)

Introduction to European Studies. Center for European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2011 (in English)
Sexual Politics in 20th Century Germany. Dept. of Germanic Studies, Center for Women and Gender Studies, and Center for European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2011 (in English)

Familienpolitik: Der Familienroman von Mann bis zur Gegenwart. Institut für
Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Bonn, Spring 2008

Sexualität und Popkultur. Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Bonn, Spring 2008

Melodrama und Avantgarde. Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Bonn, Spring 2005

Gender Remixed (team-teaching with Brigitte Weingart). Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Bonn, Spring 2005

Kafka: Unheimlich Komisch. Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Bonn, Fall 2004

Fetischismus: Theoretische Positionen in Filmwissenschaft und Gender Studies. Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Bonn, Fall 2004

Fetishism. Dept. of German Studies, Brown University, Spring 2004 (in English)

Berlin – A City Strives to Reinvent Itself. Dept. of German Studies, Brown University Fall 2003 (in English)

Kafka: From the Uncanny to Comedy. Dept. of German Studies, Brown University, Fall 2003 (in German)

Crisis in Literature. Dept. of German, Northwestern University, Spring 2003 (in English)

Myth and Monumentalism. Dept. of German, Northwestern University, Summer 2003 (in German)

The Age of Reason and Revolution. Dept. of German, Northwestern University, Fall 2002 (in German)

Laughter in German Literature. Dept. of German Studies, Cornell University, Spring 2002 (in German)

From Fairy Tales to the Uncanny: Exploring the Romantic Consciousness (freshmen writing seminar). Dept. of German Studies, Cornell University, Spring 2002 (in English)

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TEACHING

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Language Courses

Professional Speaking and Writing in German. Dept. of German Studies, Brown University, Spring 2004

Conversation and Composition. Dept. of German Studies, Cornell University, Fall 2001

Intermediate German II. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, New York University, Spring 2001

Intermediate German I. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, New York University, Fall 2000

Conversation and Composition. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, New York University, Fall 2000

Elementary German II. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, New York University, Spring 2000

Elementary German I. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, New York University, Fall 1999

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

The University of Illinois
at Chicago

Dissertation Committees

Department of Germanic Studies
· Lucas Riddle (2018-21)

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

The University of
Texas at Austin

Dissertation Committees

Department of Germanic Studies:
· Cindy Walter-Gensler (2013-16)
· Jessica Plummer (2012-16)
· Bradley Boovy (2011-12)

M.A. Committees

Department of History:
· Christopher Duncan (2013-14)

Center for Women and Gender Studies:
· Nicole Arteaga (chair, 2012-13)

Honors Thesis Committees

Department of Germanic Studies:
· John Henry Roenigk (chair, 2014)

The Humanities Program:
· Sofia Softky (chair, 2014)

Other Committees and Services

Program in Comparative Literature:
· Graduate Students Admission Committee (2014-15)
· Graduate Studies Committee

Department of Germanic Studies:
· Undergraduate Scholarship Committee (2011-16)
· Graduate Studies Committee

The University of Texas at Austin:
· Advisor on DAAD-scholarships and study in Germany (2011-16)

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

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Universität Bonn

Bachelor and Master’s Students Committees

Institut für Germanistik, Vergleichende Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft
(2004-08)

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

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Brown University

Honors Thesis Committees

Department of German Studies
· Stephen Mosblech (chair, 2003-04)

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWS

German Studies Review
Porn Studies
Bloomsbury: Bloomsbury’s New Direction in German Studies

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL
ORGANIZATIONS

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft
German Studies Association

LANGUAGES

German (native); English (near-native); French (good reading knowledge), Italian, Spanish (basic reading knowledge)