Education

Ph.D. studies, Graduate School of North American Studies, FU Berlin, February 2015
         Ph.D. Thesis: "Post-Racial Realities. Passing Narratives in
         Contemporary U. S. Fiction".

M.A., English and American Studies, Leibniz University of Hannover, October 2006
         M.A. Thesis: "Filming Race. Constructions of Race, Whiteness and the South in
         Hollywood Films."

I.B., International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma, Red Cross Nordic United World
         College, Flekke, Norway, May 1998.

Professional Experience

Project Assistant, American Studies Department, University of Hannover, "Diasporische          Selbstinszenierungen. Chinesich-amerikanische und amerikanisch-chinesische          Identitäten im Austausch", Prof. Dr. Ruth Mayer / Vanessa Kuennemann, M.A.;
         Oct 2006 -Sept 2008

Peer Reviewer and Campus Representative, NeoAmericanist, University of Western
         Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; www.neoamericanist.org, Nov 2007 to present

Conference Coordinator, "Pacific Interactions: The USA, China, and the Chinese Diaspora          in Historical Perspective", Nov. 16-18, 2006, University of Hannover, American          Studies Department

Student Research Assistant, Higher Education Information Systems GmbH (HIS),
         Nov 2004 - Aug 2005

Student Research Assistant, Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony,
         Nov 2001 - Oct 2004