Ann-Christine Herbold


Institute of English Studies, Literary Studies
Kurt-Wolters-Str. 5
34125 Kassel

E-mail: a.herbold[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

Ann-Christine Herbold is a lecturer in American literature at the Institute of English/American Studies and a project collaborator at the Center for Teacher Education at the University of Kassel. She graduated in 2023 with a degree in English and history for secondary school teaching and has since been working on a doctoral project on Scottish crime literature. Her research interests include contemporary Scottish literature, literary representations of the Northern Ireland conflict, literature and music, and representations of gender, death and loss (especially eco grief) in literature.

Scientific career

Since 2023PhD project Unravelling the Tartanry: Contemporary Scottish Crime Novels as State of the Nation Narratives (working title)


Certificate of the Interdisciplinary Study Program of the Interdisciplinary Working Group Women's and Gender Studies (1.0)


Teaching degree for grammar schools with the subjects English and history at the University of Kassel
Degree: First state examination for teaching at grammar schools (1.1)
Examination paper: Gender and Nationalism in Ian Rankin's Rebus Series (15 points/ 0.7)

Professional career

Since 2023Lecturer in Literary Studies (American Studies) with Prof. Daniel Göske, University of Kassel

Since 2023

Project assistant, Center for Teacher Education, University of Kassel

2022Student assistant, Interdisciplinary working group "Climate Thinking", University of Kassel
2021-2023Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Working Group Women's and Gender Studies, University of Kassel


Tutor, Literary Studies (English/American Studies), "Introduction to British and American Literatures", Dr. Lars Heiler
202415th Annual Conference of the Society for Fantastic Research "Fantastic Climates", September 05-07, 2024, University of Kassel
2024Herbold, Ann-Christine. "Something Old, Something New, Something Blue: Imaginations of Scotland's Future in Ian Rankin's Rebus Novels." Anglistiktag 2024, September 15-18, 2024, Augsburg. Conference presentation (accepted).


Herbold, Ann-Christine. "'The Same Old Theme Since 1916?' Music of Division and (Re)Union in Bernard MacLaverty's Grace Notes and Jez Butterworth' The Ferryman." Anglistentag 2023, September 25, 2023, University of Siegen. Conference lecture.