The Territorialities of U.S. Imperialism(s): Conflicting Discourse of Sovereignty, Jurisdiction and Territory in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Legal Texts and Indigenous Life Writing. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag. Forthcoming 2020

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Edited Volumes and Journals



with Nicole Waller. Eds. American Territorialities. Special Forum of the Journal of Transnational American Studies. 11.1 (2020).




with Nicole Poppenhagen. Eds. Across Currents: Connections between Atlantic Studies and (Trans)Pacific Studies. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.




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Articles and Book Chapters


“Writing Life on Mars: Imaginaries of Extraterrestrial Colonization and Discourses of Planetarity and the NASA Mars Rover Missions.“ Under review.

“Passing on the Torch to Light Out the Territory Ahead: Conflicting Temporalities of US Imperialism and Indigenous Life Writing in Geronimo’s Story of His Life.“ Under review.

with Nicole Waller. “Introduction: Mapping American Territorialities.” “American Territorialities.” Special Forum of the Journal for Transnational American Studies. 11.1 (2018).

“The Imperial Grammar of Jurisdictional Incongruence.“ Minor Cosmopolitan: Thinking Art, Politics, and the Universe Together Otherwise. Ed. Zairong Xiang. Chicago: Chicago University Press. Forthcoming August 2020. Print.

“From HI-SEAS to Outer Space: Discourses of Water and Territory in U.S. Pacific Imperialism and Representations of U.S. Mars Colonization.“ Maritime Mobilities in Literature and Culture: Critical Perspectives. Alexandra Ganser, Charne Lavery, and Meg Samuelson. Eds. Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming.

with Nicole Poppenhagen. “Introduction: Across Currents: Connections between Atlantic Studies and (Trans)Pacific Studies.” “Across Currents: Connections between Atlantic Studies and (Trans)Pacific Studies.“ Nicole Poppenhagen and Jens Temmen. Eds. Spec. Issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents. 15.2 (2018): 149-159. Print.

“’So it happens that we are relegated to the condition of the aborigines of the American continent’: Disavowing and Reclaiming Sovereignty in Liliuokalani’s Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen and the Congressional Morgan Report.” Postcolonial Justice. Eds. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, Dirk Wiemann. 2017. Leiden and Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2017. 333-356. Print.

with Sonja John. “Biopolitics – Geopolitics – Sovereignty – Life: Settler Colonialisms and Indigenous Presences in North America”, 25.06.2015 – 27.06.2015 Mainz, in: H-Soz-Kult, April 8th,  2015, <>. Web.

“Overriding/Overwriting the Reservation: John Rollin Ridge‘s The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit.“ Rural America. Eds. Antje Kley and Heike Paul. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2015. 131-148. Print.



Rev. of The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945, by Anna Brickhouse. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik ZAA 65.1 (2017): 117-120. Print.