Curriculum Vitae

I am currently working as Lecturer in German at University College Cork, Ireland (since September 2017).

My current teaching mainly covers modules on Intercultural Learning, German Business Culture, German-Irish Relations, as well as modules of my own design within the field of Translation Studies. While fulfilling this full-time role, I am also working on the completion of my PhD thesis. My research focuses on the memory politics presented in film comedies of post-Reunification Germany. In other words, my thesis considers how German humorous films since 1990 relate the memory of the Second World War and what their treatment of it reveals about a changing German identity. Read more about my current research here.

 

Education

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018-2019
  • PhD candidate in German, at University College Cork (UCC), since Oct. 2013, due for completion in October 2019
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Translation Studies, at Dublin City University (DCU), 2012-2013
  • Erasmus exchange year at Facultés universitaires ‘Notre-Dame de la Paix’, 2010-2011
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Language and Cultural Studies French and German, at University College Cork (UCC), 2008-2012, 1st Class Honours Degree

 

Funding

  • Research Assistantship at the Department of German, October 2016 – September 2017
  • Boyle Postgraduate Scholarship in German, 2015-2016
  • Studentship at the Department of German, UCC, October 2013 – September 2016

 

Publications

Book Review for Germanistik in Ireland, the Yearbook of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI), Volume 12, published in November 2017
Gert Hofmann and Snježana Zorić (Eds.): Presence of the Body. Awareness in and beyond
       Experience. Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2017.
I also introduced this publication at the official UCC Book Launch on 24 February 2017.
Editorial Work

  • Guest-Editor of the Special Issue “Self-Reflection”, Volume 13 of Germanistik in Ireland, the GSAI Yearbook, to be published in November 2018
  • Editor and Web Editor for Aigne Journal, the Postgraduate Journal of UCC’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS), since 2017

 

Conference Papers

Please find a detailed list of my Conference disseminations here.

 

Organisational Work

  • Secretary of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI)
    Responsibilities include the maintenance of the member list and the distribution of announcements relevant to member Germanists in Ireland.
  • Conference organisation
    • GSAI Annual Conference
      UCC, 24-25 November 2017
      I chaired the organising committee and ensured the overall smooth running of the conference, which included the coordination of various tasks such as programme design, procurement of funding, venue and restaurant bookings as well as ordering of catering.
    • Process & Practice: Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art
      UCC, 3-4 October 2014
      Responsibility: Coordination of Student Help & Running of the day, including registration desk and preparation of rooms prior to presentations. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience which improved my (event) management skills as well as team work skills.
  • Seminar organisation
  • Postgraduate Representative, Department of German
    October 2013 – October 2017
    Besides my attendance of meetings of the School Assembly and of the College PhD Forum, I keep regular contact with the postgraduate students of my department and I organised the popular “Shut Up and Write” sessions within the School of Languages and Cultures. The accompanying academic exchange between PhD candidates is beneficial to all involved.

 

Teaching

Please read more about my teaching experiences at UCC here.

 

Professional Development and Workshops

As part of my structured PhD, I have taken the following Postgraduate Generic and Transferable Skills Training Modules for credit:

  • PG6010 Editing Skills for Research Graduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PG6003 Teaching and Learning Module for Graduate Studies
  • PG6012 Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • PG6022 English for Postgraduate Studies (Lower Advanced level C1)
  • PG6023 English for Postgraduate Studies (Advanced level C1 +)

Furthermore, I have audited and participated in the following Postgraduate Modules:

  • FX6012 Special Seminar in Film Studies
  • PG7004 Master Class: Contemporary Theoretical Paradigms in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Violence and Trauma

I have also been offered a place for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education which I will complete during the academic year 2018-2019.

 

Memberships

German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI)
British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS)
Modern Language Association (MLA)