During my academic career I have received some major recognition of international excellence for my research in English, cultural and media studies:

  • Senior Research Fellow at the IKKM (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie) from May to September 2015.
  • DFG-Mercator Professorship in English and Cultural Studies (Heidelberg University); 2010-2011 (value: 100,000+ Euros).
  • DFG Grant for the organisation of a major international conference (“Constructions of the Future: Life Byond Disciplines”); Heidelberg, July 2011 (value: app. 9,000 Euros).
  • DAAD 2-year funded professorship in English and Cultural Studies (Heidelberg University); 2007-2009 (value: 100,000+ Euros).

My research and publications broadly fall within the areas of English and comparative literature; critical and cultural theory; deconstruction; cultural studies; media philosophy; critical posthumanism; and animal studies. For a list of my current projects please see here.