I work as a PhD researcher in the project Children and Childhood in Literature: Theory – Narratology – Criticism at Bielefeld University, Germany. I teach writing intensive seminars on literary constructions of childhood, critical theory and narrative theory, film and popular culture, zombie culture and biopolitical representation.
I love teaching and my students even recommended me for the Landeslehrpreis NRW 2019, which makes me so proud. I write more on my teaching practice and on education in general in my Essays on teaching and over at Unconditional-Teaching.com.
You can book me for workshops to share my teaching expertise in writing intensive seminars, effective writing supervision, writing portfolios, student-teacher communication, and more – in German or English.
(BA) Reading/Writing Film: The Art of the Screenplay (Winter 2020)
(BA) Owning your position: Critical argumentation skills for scholars of culture (Summer 2020)
- December 2019
- Launch of Unconditional-Teaching.com.
- June 2019
- Recommendation for the Landeslehrpreis NRW 2019 (state award for excellent teaching in higher education) by the student council British and American Studies, Bielefeld University.
- since June 2017
- PhD researcher (WMA) in the project Children and Childhood in Literature: Theory – Narratology – Criticism (funded by the German Research Foundation). Bielefeld University.
- April 2017 – March 2018
- Certificate Research – Writing – Teaching: Teaching (with) Writing (Forschen – Schreiben – Lehren: Schreiben in der Lehre) at Bielefeld University.
- MA British and American Studies (Thesis: “Unreliable Narration: An Epistemological Critique of a Narratological Concept”). Bielefeld University.
- BA British and American Studies, History, and Education. Bielefeld University.
Before studying for my literary and cultural studies degree at Bielefeld University I have worked professionally as software developer, as web programmer, and as tabletop RPG writer and editor. Before that, in the early 2000s, I studied all kinds of things from religion, philosophy, and mathematics to Greek and Arabic at Ruhr University Bochum.