• Work experience
  • October 2012 - Current

    Institute for English and American Studies, Osnabrück University

    Assistant Professor - American Studies in Osnabrück, Germany

    As "Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter," my work has included teaching undergraduate seminars, providing research assistance, managing the Institute's student exchange programs with colleges in the United States, co-organizing conferences, setting-up and administrating Wordpress and Moodle servers, designing and editing several websites, and giving casual IT support
    to colleagues.

  • 2011

    International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law

    Intern in Osnabrück, Germany

    During my internship I provided organizational and technical assistance, designed and maintained the OSI's website, and recorded, edited and published videos of the keynote lectures.

  • July 2008 - September 2012

    Institute for English and American Studies, Osnabrück University

    Student Assistant in Osnabrück, Germany

    As a student assistant, I have provided organizational assistance, technical assistance, designed and maintained websites, and provided assistance with the organization of several conferences and symposia.

  • 2007

    Bonn Science Shop

    Temporary Assistant in Bonn, Germany

    My work at the Bonn Science Shop included graphic design, filming and editing of video, and providing assistance in preparation for several conference presentations.

  • Education
  • October 2012 - Current

    PhD Student

    Osnabrück University in Osnabrück, Germany

    My dissertation is tentatively titled “Property and Authorship in Digital Culture” and is situated at the intersection of copyright law, digital technology, and video gaming cultures.

  • August 2010 - December 2010

    Student Exchange

    City College of New York in New York City, USA

  • October 2009 - September 2012

    Master of Arts "English and American Studies"

    Osnabrück University in Osnabrück, Germany

    My MA thesis was entitled “Modes of Serialization in the Video Game Series Halo” and dealt with the structure of video games (with Halo as an example).

  • October 2006 - September 2009

    Bachelor of Arts "Mathematics/English" (double major)

    Osnabrück University in Osnabrück, Germany

    My BA thesis was entitled “Representations of the Cold War in Computer Games.”

  • Publications
  • "Creative Play as Creative Work" (working title)

    In: Law, Culture, and the Humanities: Concepts, Methods, Approaches. Sabine N. Meyer and Peter Schneck (eds.), forthcoming.

  • "Finishing the Fight, One Step at a Time: Seriality in Bungie’s Halo"

    In: Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture, Vol 8, No 1, 2014.

  • "Serializing 'Gravitational Distortions': Techniques of Refutation, Digression and Interruption in The Unwritten."

    With Christina Meyer

    In: International Journal of Comic Art 15.2, 2013.

  • Conference Presentations
  • "Players as Creators – Copyright and Player Agency in
    Video Games"

    At: 63rd Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS) in Osnabrück, 2016.

  • "Something Else and Still the Same: Copyright and
    Gameplay Videos"

    At: Arts and Literature. Copyrighted. in Krakow, 2015.

  • "It's All Fun and Games -- Playing in the Gray Areas of Intellectual Copyright Law"

    At: Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities Annual Conference 2015 in Washington, D.C.

  • "Civil Disobedience in the Digital Age – From Thoureau to Swartz and Snowden"

    At: Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies 2013 in Erlangen

  • Awards and Scholarships
  • 2014

    Participant at the 2014 Fulbright American Studies Institute

  • 2013

    Nomination for the Hans-Mühlenhoff-Preis for outstanding teaching

  • Teaching
  • 2016

    The Future Looking Back at Us - Reading Cyberpunk

  • 2015

    Study Skills: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies

    Rewrite, Remix, Remake - Cultural Approaches to Intellectual Property

  • 2014

    Study Skills: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies

    'Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives' - Reading Thoreau

  • 2013

    Study Skills: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies

    Technology in American Literature and Culture

  • 2012

    The Wor(l)ds of Comics – Sequential Art and Serial Worlds: Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies of Comic Books