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Curriculum Vitae

since 2016 Lecturer for British Cultural Studies at Leipzig University
2015-2016 Research assistant in British Cultural and Literary Studies at Leipzig University
10/2014-02/2015 Research & sabbatical in Australia
since 2014 Freelance communications consultant, blogger and online concept developer
2013-2014 Research assistant in British Literary Studies at Leipzig University
2012-2013 Lecturer at the Department of British Studies, Leipzig University
2011-2012 Student assistant and tutor at the Department of British Studies, Leipzig University
2004-2010 Teacher training for English and German at Leipzig University and University of Wales, Bangor

Current Project

  • PhD-thesis: “Intertextuality and Metafiction in Contemporary British Detective Fiction”
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Elmar Schenkel and Dr. Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University)
  • Member of the Captivating Criminality Network

Research Interests

  • postmodernist/contemporary British detective fiction
  • intertextuality and metafiction
  • representation of anti-heroes, narrative identity and fear in crime series (TV)
  • representation of gender identities in literature and popular culture


  • Introduction to Literary Analysis (WS 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2015/16)
  • Essential Texts in English Literature (SS 2012, SS 2013, SS 2014)
  • Methods and Theories in Anglo-American Literary and Cultural Studies (one session in a series of lectures; WS 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17)
  • Introduction to British Culture and Society (WS 2016/17)
  • Mysteries and Adventure Stories for Young Readers (WS 2016/17)


  • “‘How would you like your scalpel?’ – Rewriting the Nordic Noir: Jørgen Brekke’s Where Evil Lies.” Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Darkness and Desire, Bath 2014.
  • “Toppling the Golden Age Queens of Crime from their Throne – L.C. Tyler’s Parodies of Agatha Christie.” Queens of Crime, London, 2014.
  • “Vandalising Agatha Christie and the Golden Age Whodunit – Gilbert Adair’s Evadne Mount.” - Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgression, Bath, 2015
  • “The Fear Inside – Corruption and Troubled Identities in Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective, Season 2 (HBO, 2015).” Captivating Criminality: Felony, Fear and Forensics, Bath 2016.


  • “Rust Cohle, the Philosophical Antihero in True Detective.” In: Fiona Peters and Rebecca Stewart (eds.) Crime Uncovered: Antihero. Bristol: Intellect, 2015.
  • “‘Names so deep and Names so true’ – Identity Crises and Greek Tragedy in True Detective, Season Two.” In: True Detective Collection. Scott F. Stoddart and Michael Samuel. (To be announced).