Senior Lecturer of German Studies
In my research and teaching, I focus on Germanophone literature and film from the 20th and 21st centuries. My work unites the fields of German studies, gender and sexuality studies, and film and media studies. In my first book, Murderous Mothers: Late Twentieth-Century Medea Figures and Feminism (2022), I explore German-language adaptations of the Medea story, connecting these texts to contemporaneous feminist politics and theory. My wide-ranging academic interests also include melodrama, representations of violence and pregnancy, narratology, affect theory, sports culture, and queer film.
In the classroom, I give students agency and ownership over their own learning through flipped classroom approaches (grammar videos) and multi-media projects (comics, digital storytelling, social media, web design). I am also an active member of the Coalition of Women in German and the Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum collective.
I use she/they pronouns in English and sie/they pronouns in German.