PD Dr. Kirsten Twelbeck

Koordinatorin Environmental Humanities
Wissenschaftszentrum Umwelt
Telefon: +49 821 598 - 3558
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Raum: 206 (U)
Adresse: Universitätsstraße 1 a (innocube), 86159 Augsburg
Current Research Projects
  • Environmental Humanities: The Power of Wheat (from a transatlantic perspective) (WZU Augsburg Research Group)
Other Research Interests (American Studies)
  • Asian-American, Postcolonial, Diaspora Studies
  • Citizenship and Democracy from the 19th century to the present
  • Gender Studies
  • Transatlantic Relations (with a focus on German-American cultural interactions)
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Literature and Medicine: Writing Doctors
  • American Literatures and Cultures from the 19th century to the present
  • Visual Culture (esp. painting, photography, performance art)

About

Kirsten Twelbeck grew up in Southern Germany and South Africa, studied American Studies and Theater & Drama in Erlangen, Berlin, and Bloomington (IN). She received her Ph.D. from the Free University, Berlin (John F. Kennedy Institute), focusing on cultural (self) representations of Korean Americans in the United States (No Korean is Whole, Wherever He or She May Be, 2002). She then worked, for over a decade, as assistant professor at the University of Hannover, where she did her habilitation (second book project) on the fears and desires of white Americans from the northern states (Beyond the Civil War Hospital, 2017). Since 2014, she has held visiting professorships at various German universities, where she lectured and taught many courses in American Studies and in the Environmental Humanities. She joined the WZU as coordinator of the and as researcher in October 2019.

CV

Education

2014

 

 

 

Habilitation (2nd book project) in American Studies (Leibniz University, Hanover).

Title: “Transcending the Civil War Hospital: Northern Reconstruction Writing and the 'Rules of the Democratic Game' (1861-1882).”

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Ruth Mayer (Hanover), Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Erlangen-Nuremberg).

2000

 

 

Ph.D. in American Studies (John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, Free University Berlin).

Title: “No Korean Is Whole - Wherever He or She May Be: Konstruktionen von Korean America seit 1965.”

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck, Prof. Dr. Heinz Ickstadt (JFK, FU Berlin).

1992

 

 

 

Magistra Artium in American Studies (John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, Free University Berlin).

Title: “Autobiographien von Immigrantinnen Perspektiven für einen multikulturellen Pluralismus?”

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Ulla Haselstein, Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck (JFK, FU Berlin).

1990

American Studies and Theater & Drama at Indiana University, Bloomington (IN).

1987-1992

American Studies (JFK, FU Berlin) and Theater & Drama.

1985-1987        

 

English and American Studies, Theater & Drama, Spanish, Political Science (Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, B.A.)

 

Professional Experience

2019                   

Coordinator of Environmental Humanities and Researcher at the WZU, Augsburg University.

2018-2019

Guest Professorships at the Universities of Augsburg and Regensburg

2016-2018

Student Life Director and lecturer at CIEE Global Institute Berlin.

2014-2016

Guest Professorships at the Universities of Göttingen, FU Berlin, Hanover.

2009-2014

Assistant Professor at Hanover University.

2006-2009

Researcher at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, Grant by the German Research Foundation.

2002-2006

Assistant Professor at Hanover University.

2000-2002

Assistant Professor (50%) at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, Free University, Berlin.

Furthermore:

 

Radio journalism, Walter de Gruyter Publishing, head of the department of Asia-Berlin-relations at Berlin Partner.

Publications

List of Publications                        List of Presentations

 

 

Neu erschienen:

[transcript] Verlag

Kirsten Twelbeck

Beyond the Civil War Hospital:

The Rhetoric of Healing and Democratization in Northern Reconstruction Writing,

1861-1882 438 pages, transcript

Bielefeld, 2018

49,99 € (paperback or e-book)

ISBN: 978-3-8394-3465-9

 

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