2018-Present University of Stuttgart Lecturer and Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
2017-2018 University of Stuttgart Adjunct Instructor (Lehrbeauftragter)



“A Magnificent Blond Beast: Exploring the Implications of Harlem Renaissance Writer Wallace Thurman as Ghostwriter of a Forgotten Celebrity Gossip Memoir.” Polish Journal for American Studies Special Issue: Digital Humanities in American Studies, edited by Michal Choiński, vol. 14 (August 2020), pp. 225-242.  

The Cotton-Gin Effect: An Afrofuturist Reading of Star Trek: Discovery.” Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery, edited by Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareika Spychala, Liverpool University Press, June 2020.  

“Bleeding Past the Margin: A Review of Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge,” GC Advocate , October 2013

Conference Papers and Presentations:

“The Fire Next Time: Fire!! Magazine A Hundred Years Later.” 41st Conference of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies. Portuguese Association of American Studies, May 20-21, 2021.

“The Anthology as Meta-Syllabus: Combining German and Anglophone Approaches to Canon Studies,” Guest Lecture Presentation, University of Washington, Department of Germanistics, February 19, 2021.

“Transnational Aesthetics in ‘Harlem Mecca’” Transnational Periodical Cultures: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. University of Mainz, Germany, January 29-31, 2020.

“Black Speculative Literature as Collective Aesthetic Revolution.” The 2019 American Studies Association Annual Meeting. American Studies Association (ASA), Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu HI, November 7-10, 2019.

“The Afrofuturist Historical Novel.” The 30th Annual American Literature Association Conference, American Literature Association (ALA), Westin Copley Hotel, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019.

“The Panther and the Lash: Black Literary Movement Publications and the Black Aesthetic,” Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black, African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities Conference, University of Maryland, October 18-20, 2018. Digital Poster Presentation.

“The Black Arts Movement and the Esoteric Afrofuturism of Sun Ra,” American Cultures of Dissent, American Studies Leipzig Grad Conference 2018, University of Leipzig, April 28-29, 2018.


2020-Present University of Stuttgart African American Literature
Apr 2019 - July 2019 University of Stuttgart The Beat Generation
Apr 2019 - July 2019 University of Stuttgart American Cultural Studies
2018-Present University of Stuttgart Case Studies in American Literature
2018-Present University of Stuttgart Introduction to Literary Studies
2017 - Present University of Stuttgart Essay Writing
2017-2018 University of Stuttgart Translation
2013-2018 Volkshochschule Stuttgart English


American Literary History


American Literature Association (ALA)
American Studies Association (ASA)
African American Literature and Culture Society (AALCS)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerkastudien/ German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS)
Ezra Pound Society
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)
Modern Language Association (MLA)

2018-Present University of Stuttgart Doctoral Candidate, American Studies
2015-2017 University of Stuttgart Master of Arts, English
1994-1998 St. John’s College B.A., Liberal Arts
1990-1994 Richard Montgomery HS International Baccalaureate


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