Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

M.A.  North American Studies          1996, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Ph.D. Women’s Studies                     2001, Clark University, Worcester, MA

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

Alien Constructions: Science Fiction and Feminist Theory

PUBLICATIONS

Books (monographs)

Death in the Shape of a Young Girl: Women’s Political Violence in the Red Army Faction. New York University Press, 2015

Alien Constructions: Science Fiction and Feminist Thought. University of Texas Press, Austin. August 2006

Articles (refereed journals)

“’Women of Peace’ We Are Not”: Feminist Militants in the West German Autonomen and the Women’s Movement. German Studies Review 40:2 (2017): 313-332

“Maternal Ethics and Political Violence: The ‘Betrayal’ of Motherhood among the Women of the RAF and 2 June Movement.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 47:1 (February 2011): 81-102

“‘Death in the Shape of a Young Girl’: Feminist Responses to Media Representations of Women Terrorists During the ‘German Autumn’ of 1977.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 11:1 (March 2009): 35-61

“‘Change my cultural “coloring” again‘ – anti-colonial identities in Octavia Butler’s feminist science fiction.” Special Issue of International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics: “Black Women’s Politics/Cultural Expression.” 1:3 (2005): 247-261

“‘There is no Spoon’ – Concepts of Subjectivity in The Matrix.“ Special issue of Femspec: an interdisciplinary feminist journal: “Gender and Technology in Science Fiction Film” 5:1 (2004): 67-94

“‘All that you touch you change’ – Utopian Desire and the Concept of Change in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.Femspec: an interdisciplinary feminist journal 3:2 (Summer 2002): 31-52

Book Chapters

“Sexuality.” The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction. Ed. Rob Latham. Oxford UP: 2014. 395-407

“’Wir Frauen sind eh die bessere Hälfte der Menschheit’: Revolutionäre Politik und Feminismus in den Gefängnisbriefen einer Ex-Terroristin.“ [“’We women are anyway the better half of humanity’: Revolutionary Politics and Feminism in the Prison Letters by a Former Female Terrorist.“] Chapter in Der Linksterrorismus der 1970er-Jahre und die Ordnung der Geschlechter [Left-wing Terrorism and Gender Relations]. Eds. Irene Bandhauer-Schöffmann and Dirk van Laak. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012

„Frauen gegen Imperialismus und Patriarchat zerschlagen den Herrschaftsapparat“: Autonome Frauen, feministischer Protest und Gewalt in Westdeutschland“ [“Women against Imperialism and Patriarchy Smash the Power Structure”: Autonome Women, feminist protest and violence in West Germany.”] Chapter in “All we Ever Wanted…”: Eine Kulturgeschichte europäischer Protestbewegungen der 1980er Jahre [“All we Ever Wanted…”: A Cultural History of European Protest Movements of the 1980s], eds. Hanno Balz and Jan-Henrik Friedrichs. Karl Dietz Verlag, Berlin, 2012. 157-177

“‘And How Many Souls Do You Have?’: Technologies of Perverse Desire and Queer Sex in Science Fiction Erotica.” Chapter in Queer Universe: Sexualities in Science Fiction. Eds. Wendy Gay Pearson, Veronica Hollinger, and Joan Gordon. Liverpool University Press, 2008. 161-179

Edited Publications

Special issue of Femspec: an interdisciplinary feminist journal: “Gender and Technology in Science Fiction Film.” 5:1 (2004). Co-editor with Shelley Price.

Gardening with Brains: An Anthology of the “Little Magazines” of the New York Avantgarde of the 1910s and 1920s. Co-editor (with K. Goedde, S. Hoffmann, R. Loessl, E. Lopez, T. Richter, M. Scheele). Berlin, Germany: Free University of Berlin Press, 1996

Invited Publications

“The Future Sex and Power? Lewis Call. BDSM in American Science Fiction and Fantasy. New York: Palgrave, 2013.” Science Fiction Studies 42:1 (March 2015). Lead review-essay. 158-62

“The Coming Future.” Symposium on Sexuality in SF. Science Fiction Studies. 36:3 (November 2009). 385-403

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Associate Professor, German and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies,                     Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic, 2016-

Assistant Professor, German and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies,         Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic, 2009-2016

Senior Lecturer, Women’s Studies Program, Temple University, 2006-09

Director, Women’s Studies Program, Temple University, 2004-09

Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Women’s Studies Program, Temple University, 2001-2006

AWARDS (SELECTED)

Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow. Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania. AY 2013-14

Research Fellowship. The Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. AY 2012-13

Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program. Temple University Funding Period: 2015-17

Summer Research Award. Temple University. Summer 2011, 2014 and 2015.

Faculty Fellowship. The Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT)

Temple University. AY 2010-11

College of Liberal Arts Research Award (CLARA). Temple University. Summer 2010

American Association of University Women. Alternate Recipient of American Fellowship. April 2010

College of Liberal Arts Research Incentive Grant. Temple University. Summer 2007

Research Associate. Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. Mount Holyoke College, MA. Fall Semester 2005

College of Liberal Arts Research Incentive Grant. Temple University. Summer 2005

2004 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. Iowa State University. March 2005

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