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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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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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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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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

Goethe-Universität
Frankfurt am Main

M.A. Committees

Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft
· Nils Meyn (2021-22)

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

The University of Illinois
at Chicago

Dissertation Committees

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

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)

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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