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Editorships / other academic functions

since 2022: Vice-President of the Deutscher Anglistenverband

since 2019: General Editor, Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies (OA, peer, reviewed, 3 issues annually)

2010-2019: Assistant Editor, Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies

2014-2018: Jury Member and Editorial Team Member of Boys&Books, (, Funding: Excellence Initiative, University of Cologne; Foundation Deutsche Telekon; Start-Up Ccm3.


Board Memberships / Academic Self-Administration

since 2021: Member of the Advisory Bard, Deutscher Anglistenverband

10/2020- 04/2021: Deputy Chairmanship, Habilitation Commission, University of Graz

2018-2019: Directorate Member, Department of English, University of Cologne

2015-2019: Managing Board Member, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Group 5 - Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Cologne

2015-2017: Examinations Board Member, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Cologne

11/2015–03/2016: Manager, workgroup for the reconception of examination methods in re-accredited study programmes, conception of staff workshops (in cooperation with the Centre for university didactics)



01/2022: "Cultural Modelling and Climate Futures." Workshop (online), Funding:
Wissenschaftsforum Essen – Cologne

04/2021: "Mediating Climate Justice in the Arts and Humanities", Panel, Interdisciplinary Research Network
Climate Justice, University of Leeds (online)

07/2020: "Eating Our Feelings: Queer Food Politics and Affect", with Prof. Nicole Seymour; Research Forum
Gender 2020, College for Gender Studies Essen (online)

09/2019: "Human-Machine Entanglement and the Co-Creation of Meaning". Panel, ASLE-UKI Conference
, University of Plymouth

01/2019: "Climate Complexities", Workshop, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (with Prof. Mike Hulme)

09/2018: "Narrating the Edges of Humanity: Conceptions of Posthumanism in Anglophone Fiction", Panel,
Anglistentag 2018, University of Bonn

07/2018: "Risk Narratives and Health Literacy – Interdisciplinary Approaches"; Panel, Narrative Matters 2018:
The ABCs of Narrative
, University of Twente

11/2015: Doing Science: Texts, Patterns, Practices, Interdisciplinary Conference, Funding: a.r.t.e.s
Research Lab "Transformations of Knowledge", University of Cologne, British Society for Literature and Science