Ar­beits- und For­schungs­schwer­punk­te

  • Postmigration & Cultural Studies
  • Contemporary Feminist and Queer Theory
  • Emergent Research Methods & Methodologies
  • Politics of Aesthetics


Seit 05/2018 Memes and the Ethnosexual Orders of Migration: The New Hu/Man Condition in the Digital AgeAnker
In my recent project, I focus on the internet memes regarding the current so-called ‘refugee crisis’ and related online comment practices. With their seemingly too- obvious self-explanation, ironic references, the internet memes are culturally pervasive and powerful, yet still largely understudied, medium shaping contemporary discourses on migration. By further exploring this novel popular cultural phenomenon, I aim to look at how the ethnosexual orders both discursively and somatically are narrated, humorized and at times used to dehumanize the figures of migrants. By examining some contextually relevant memes, I map out what those gendered racial and ethnic depictions that are embedded in and speculated through those memes, tell us about the ‘new hu/man condition’ in the so-called post-human age.
2014–2015 Research Coordinator des Projekts "Leaky Pipeline am Fachbereich 05 und Fachbereich 14" (gefördert vom Sonderfonds Strukturelle Chancengleichheit, Universität Kassel)
2013–2016 Research Assistant des DAAD-Partnerprojekts "Migration, Geschlecht und Gesundheit – Türk-Alman Etkileşimine Farklı Bir Bakış" mit der Marmara Universität, Türkei