INVITED LECTURES AND PAPERS

November 15, 2021

JURISDICTIONAL INCONGRUENCES AND FLEXIBLE IMPERIAL BORDERS:
AN AMERICAN STUDIES PERSPECTIVE

Guest lecture
Atelier Bordertextures // UniGR-Center for Border Studies,

November 6, 2021

„LIFE WRITING“ AUF DEM MARS: 
POSTHUMANISTISCHE NARRATIVE DER MARSKOLONISATION UND DIE NASA ROVER MISSIONEN

Guest Lecture
November-Sitzung der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz

July 16, 2021

A SEA OF STARS? AN ARCHIPELAGIC READING OF OUTER SPACE

Invited Paper with Alexandra Ganser (Vienna)
Workshop: Archipelagic Imperial Spaces and Mobilities.
Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition,” @ Leipzig University

June 1, 2021

“HAWAII IS AN AMERICAN STATE, AND IS EMBRACED IN THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY SYSTEM”: THE OVERTHROW OF THE HAWAIIAN MONARCHY AND US IMPERIALISM

Guest Lecture
Seminar: American Exceptionalism / American Imperialism
University of Potsdam

May 20, 2021

THE TERRITORIALITIES OF US IMPERIALISM(S): LAW AND LITERATURE AND THE (RE)MAKING OF US NATIONAL BORDERS

Invited Workshop Paper
7th Border Seminar at the UniGR Center for Border Studies
Université de Lorraine. May 20-21, 2021

June 19, 2018

“I WILL WRITE THE HISTORY OF THE CHEROKEE NATION AS IT SHOULD BE WRITTEN“: U.S. FEDERAL INDIAN LAW AND THE WRITINGS OF JOHN ROLLIN RIDGE

Guest lecture
Lecture Series: A Cultural History of Ethnic Life in North America
Department of English and American Studies, Philipps University Marburg

May 17, 2018

NAVIGATING PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC CURRENTS: TOWARDS A TRANSOCEANIC PERSPECTIVE IN AMERICAN STUDIES?

Invited Conference Paper with Nicole Poppenhagen (Flensburg)

Transoceanic American Studies Conference

German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.

November 22, 2017

ZENTRALE FRAGEN INDIGENER GESELLSCHAFTEN DER GEGENWART: ZWEI FALLSTUDIEN AUS DER PAZIFIKREGION

Keynote Lecture
Filmfestival Tage des Indigenen Films (Days of Indigenous Film), Rostock

November 14, 2017

CONCEPTIONS OF MILITOURISM AND THE OVERTHROW OF THE HAWAIIAN MONARCHY

Guest lecture
Seminar: Hawai‘i: History, Politics, Culture 
Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

June 20, 2016

SCALING THE PACIFIC: TERRITORIALITY, U.S. IMPERIALISM, AND THE ANNEXATION OF HAWAIʻI

Guest Lecture
Seminar: (Re)Imagining the Pacific in American Literature
American Studies Institute, Flensburg University

 

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PAPERS

May 13-14, 2021

POSTHUMAN LIFE WRITING ON MARS AND THE NASA ROVER MISSIONS

Workshop paper
Workshop: Narrated Lives, Remembered Selves – Emerging Research in Life Writing Studies
University of Regensburg, Germany

May 13-15, 2021

‘MY BATTER IS LOW AND IT’S GETTING DARK’: POSTHUMAN IMAGINARIES OF LIFE ON MARS AND THE NASA ROVER MISSIONS.

Conference paper
Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narratives: Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies
University of Oldenburg, Germany

February 4, 2021

ABSENCES AND ERASURES OF EMPIRE

Workshop Paper with Mahshid Mayar (Bielefeld)
Teach-In: The 1776 Report and its Afterlives: Critical Responses from German American Studies
University of Cologne, Germany

February 7, 2020

WRITING LIFE ON MARS: IMAGINARIES OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL COLONIZATION AND DISCOURSES OF PLANETARITY AND THE NASA MARS ROVER MISSIONS

Workshop: Ecocriticism as a Current Trajectory in Narrative Research

University of Wuppertal, Germany

December 5 - 6, 2019

WRITING LIFE ON MARS: IMAGINARIES OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL COLONIZATION AND DISCOURSES OF PLANETARITY IN THE SPACE BARONS AND CURIOSITY: THE STORY OF A MARS ROVER

Workshop paper
International Workshop: Ecocritical Life Writing in the Dystopic Present
University of Augsburg, Germany

May 30 - June 2, 2019.

ACROSS PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC CURRENTS: NAVIGATING THE TURBULENT OCEANS IN AMERICAN STUDIES

Conference Paper with Nicole Poppenhagen (Flensburg)
Conference:Postcolonial Oceans - Contradictions and Heterogeneities in the Epistemes of Salt Water
University of Bremen, Germany

July 9-12, 2018

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT

Workshop: The History of United States Indian Law and Policy
Conducted by Prof. Dr. Lindsay G. Robertson. Faculty Director, Center for the Study of Amerian Indian Law and Policy, and Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair of Native American law
Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

June 8-11, 2017.

ENVISIONING THE FUTURE AS AN OBSCURED PAST: IMAGININGS OF MARS COLONIZATION AND THE DISCOURSE OF 19TH CENTURY U.S. PACIFIC IMPERIALISM

Conference paper
Conference: Modernities and Modernization in North America, 64. Annual Conference of the German Association of American Studies (DGfA/GAAS)
Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

February 1-2, 2016

FROM HI-SEAS TO OUTER SPACE: 'HAWAIʻI AS MARS' AND THE U.S. LEGAL DISCOURSE OF HAWAIIAN ANNEXATION

Conference paper
Conference: Maritime Mobilities: Critical Perspectives from the Humanities
International Conference at the University of Vienna, Austria

July 17, 2015

THE CURRENCY OF LAW AND LITERATURE IN TRANSPACIFIC STUDIES AND THE STUDY OF U.S. IMPERIALISM

Symposium paper
Symposium: "Views from Different Shores”: Future Directions in Transpacific Studies
University of Potsdam, Germany

April 11 – April 12, 2015

LEGAL DISCOURSES AND LITERARY KNOWLEDGE

Workshop paper
Workshop: Autobiography and the Production of Knowledge
English Department, Westfälische Wilhems-University Münster, Germany

 27 September – 01 October, 2014

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT

Workshop: Defining America: New Writing, New Voices, New Directions
Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

August 4–16th, 2014

NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE LAW: FROM SPATIAL AND NARRATIVE TO LEGAL BORDERLANDS

Symposium paper
Osnabrück Summer Institute: 5th International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law
University of Osnabrück. Osnabrück, Germany

May 29 – June 1, 2014

OVERWRITING AND DISAVOWING HAWAII: LILIUOKALANI’S HAWAII’S STORY BY HAWAII’S QUEEN AND THE MORGAN REPORT

Conference paper
Conference: Postcolonial Justice University of Potsdam, Germany

November 29 – December 1, 2013

OVERWRITING AND DISAVOWING HAWAII: LILIUOKALANI’S HAWAII’S STORY BY HAWAII’S QUEEN AND THE MORGAN REPORT

Conference paper
Conference: Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary
International Symposium at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

May 30 – June 2, 2013

OVERRIDING/OVERWRITING THE RESERVATION: JOHN ROLLIN RIDGE‘S THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOAQUÍN MURIETA, THE CELEBRATED CALIFORNIA BANDIT

Conference paper
Rural America: 60. Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS), Erlangen, Germany

November 2 – November 4, 2012

OVERRIDING NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONHOOD—TRANSNATIONAL AND LEGAL AMERICAN SPACES (1788-PRESENT).

Conference paper
Postgraduate Forum of the German Association of American Studies 2012
Postgraduate Conference in American Studies of the German Association of American Studies Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

June 16 – June 19, 2011

‘SUCH WERE THE EVENTS IN 'APACHE LAND' – TRANSNATIONALISM AND THE WESTWARD EXPANSION IN GERONIMO’S STORY OF HIS LIFE

Conference Paper
Transnational American Studies: 58. Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS), University of Regensburg, Germany