Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für deutsche Literatur

CV


 

2014/15

Academic sabbatical within the Clusters of Excellence funding line “Freiräume” of Humboldt-University for completing a monograph (winter semester)

2014/15

Member of the academic advisory council for the exhibition “Homosexualität_en” (Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) and Schwules Museum* (Gay Museum*))

Since 2013

member of the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG)

2012

Foundation of the Research Center for the Cultural History of Sexuality

Since 2012

professor of Medieval German literature at Humboldt-University Berlin

2012-2014

Member (2012/13: chairman) of the advisory board of the Federal Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld

Since 2011

 

personal tutor of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)

2010-2012

Vice dean of the Faculty of Modern Languages, Goethe-University Frankfurt

2010-2012

Member of the executive committee of the Frankfurt Humanities Research Centre, Goethe-University Frankfurt

2007-2010

Executive director of the Department of German Literature, Goethe-University Frankfurt

Since 2007

member of the board of directors of the Cornelia Goethe Center, Goethe-University Frankfurt (since 2012: associated member)

2004-2012

Professor of Medieval German literature at Goethe-University Frankfurt

2003

Habilitation in the Department of German Philology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Venia Legendi (licence for teaching at German universities) for German philology of the medieval and early modern period

2002-2003

Substitute for the professorship of German Language and Literature of the Middle Ages, University of Konstanz

1994

PhD (Dr. phil.) in German Language and Literature of the Middle Ages, Ludwig-Maximilians-University München (summa cum laude/with highest honor)

1990-2003

Research assistant, Department of German Philology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

1990

First state examination (Staatsexamen) for teaching degree for secondary schools, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 

Grants, visits and awards

2017

Visiting professor at New York University (April), organized the Medieval and Renaissance Center’s annual conference together with Prof. Dr. Sarah Kay

2015 

Visiting professor at King's College, London (January to March)

2008-2009

Senior fellow at International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) Vienna/Austria (October 2008 to January 2009)

2007

Distinguished visiting professor (Max Kade Foundation) in the German Department, University of Washington, Seattle (February to April 2007)

2003-2008

Lectureship (Gender Studies, Queer Studies), Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich (now: Zurich University of the Arts)

2003-2004

Heisenberg-Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)

2000-2001

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Department, University of Washington

1997

DAAD-visiting professor (German Academic Exchange Service) in the German Department, New York University (Spring Term)

1994

Award for dissertation (Promotionspreis), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 

Current research projects
  • Project leader of the DFG Project “Online Repertory of Medieval German Vernacular Translations of Latin Hymns and Sequences (Berliner Repertorium)”
  • Founder and director of the Research Center for the Cultural History of Sexuality with three research projects financed by external funding

 

Research areas
  • German literature of the Middle Ages and the early modern period
  • Medieval German vernacular translations of Latin hymns and sequences
  • Cultural history of sexuality
  • Gender Studies/Queer Studies
  • Animal Studies