Collegiate Affiliation

I am DAAD Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch at the University of Minnesota and currently Director of Graduate Studies.

I have previously worked and researched at universities and archives in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and the US, with teaching experience in the fields of English and German Literature as well as Cultural Studies.

My interdisciplinary MA degree in modern English Literature (HHU Düsseldorf) and Musicology (Robert Schumann School of Music Düsseldorf) led to an award-winning PhD-dissertation on the intermedial and affective dynamics between text and music in the works of James Joyce (Philosophische Fakultät HHU Düsseldorf).

Since then my research focuses on the intersections between media and culture, in particular the impact of media combinations on the sphere of the popular. I have published on phenomena of intermediality as well as convergence and remix cultures in both Modern and contemporary literature. I am the co-editor of Words, Music, and the Popular: Global Perspectives on Intermedial Relations (Palgrave, 2021).

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • MA: English Literature, Heinrich-Heine-Universität
  • MA: Musicology, Robert Schumann Hochschule
  • PhD: Modern English Literature, Heinrich-Heine-Universität


  • Intermediality (Words and Music)
  • Popular Culture
  • Music Aesthetics and History
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature