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Research overview

My research focuses on questions of trauma, memory, and the archive in relation to Germany’s National Socialist past and the Holocaust. I have published widely on contemporary literature, memorial projects, film and visual culture. My first monograph, Traces of Trauma in W. G. Sebald and Christoph Ransmayr, was published in 2013 and I am contributing editor of Archive and Memory in German-language Literature and Culture (Edinburgh German Yearbook 9). My second monograph, What Remains: the Post-Holocaust Archive in German Memory Culture, is forthcoming in spring 2020. In this project, I show how an “archival turn” marks the work of remembering and commemorating National Socialism and the Holocaust in the Berlin Republic.


Teaching activity

I teach German langauge and culture at all levels. I offer research-led Honours modules on the following topics:

  • Memory and the Archive in Contemporary German Culture 
  • Holocaust Memory and Its Discontents
  • Post-Wall Cinema: The Berlin School and beyond

I am happy to supervise PhD projects on topics relating to post-1945 literature and culture.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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