About me


I am an Associate Professor in the department of German Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. I became Dr. Phil. (Habilitation) in German Studies in 2015 at the University of Southern Denmark.  I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2002, and I was employed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona from 2002–2007.

My research interests are:

  • The Aesthetics of the Drone
  • War and Culture
  • Visual Culture
  • Representations of History in nineteenth-century German Literature
  • Historicism
  • Memory Discourses Germany and Japan
  • Realist Prose and Romanticism
  • Travel Literature and Tourism
  • German literature and German Cultural History from the eighteenth century to the present
  • Transnational Contemporary Literature (Yoko Tawada)
  • Theories of Modernity