Prof. Dr. Susan Arndt

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-3551 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-3627 (fax)

Email: susan.arndt@uni-bayreuth.de


Research Interests

literary and cultural studies, gender and feminist studies, postcolonial studies, colonialism and racism

Geographical Area

Anglophone Africa in general; Nigeria in particular; African diasporas in Europe (with particular emphasis on UK and Germany)

 

Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Fulela, Brian

Post-apartheid Subjectivities: Psychoanalysis and/in Place in the Novels of K. Sello Duiker, Kgebetle Moele and Sifoso Mzobe

Wachira,  James

Nar*Rating Environmentalisms: Non*Human in Figurations Knowledges on Conservation, Endangerment and Environmental Justice in Selected Kenyan Eco-narrative

Yuan,  Mingqing

Kenya-China encounters in literary spaces: histories, presences and futures from the 1960's till the present

Assa,  Shirin

MENA Women in Diaspora: Poetics of Intersectional Resistance Versus Geometry of Appropriation

Muhammad,  Dikko

Female Voices in Northern Nigeria: An Exploration of Nature, Activism and Identity Politics in the Poetry of Nana Aishatu Ahmad, Angela Miri, and Maria Ajima


Academic Vita

Since 2011

Professor of English Studies and Anglophone Literatures, University of Bayreuth

2009-2010

Subsititution, Professorship for English and Anglophone Literature, Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.

2008-2009

Subsititution, Junior Professorship, Humboldt University of Berlin

2007-2008

Member of the scientific staff, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M., Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Neue Englischsprachige Literaturen und Kulturen (NELK)

2007

Member of the scientific staff, Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien und Nordeuropa, Humboldt University of Berlin

2006

Member of the scientific staff, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M., Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Neue Englischsprachige Literaturen und Kulturen (NELK)

2003-2006

Member of the scientific staff, Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin

1997-2003

Member of the scientific staff, Humboldt University of Berlin

1997

PhD in Berlin

1996-1997

Senior Research Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University

 

Studies in Berlin and London

Membership and functions in academic organisations

11/2008

Member of the delegation of the 4th "Afrika-Forum", Abuja (Nigeria), convened by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Horst Köhler and the Nigerian President S. E. Umaru M. Yar’Adua

2003-2004

Co-coordinator of the European Research Forum "Weißsein und Schwarzsein im Kontext von Rassismus, (Post)Kolonialismus, Migration und Diasporas"

08/2002-03/2003

Member of the Advisory Commission of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung "Afrika in deutschen Schulbüchern"

2001-2010

Editorial Board of the Unrast Verlag Münster

1997-2003

Member of the Governing Commission Gender Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin

1997–2000

Editorial Board of the Argument Verlag

1996-2003 

Member of the Interdisziplinäre Kommission Berliner Afrikawissenschaftler (IKBA

 

Member of the African Literature Association (ALA) 

 

Member of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL/GNEL) 

 

Member of the Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland e.V. (VAD

 

Member of the Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS) 

Publications

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