Conference Papers and Public Lectures

Workshop paper; “Writing Life on Mars: Imaginaries of Extraterrestrial Colonization and Discourses of Planetarity and the NASA Mars Rover Missions.“ Workshop “Ecocriticism as a Current Trajectory in Narrative Research.“ University of Wuppertal, Germany. February 7, 2020.

Workshop paper; “Writing Life on Mars: Imaginaries of Extraterrestrial Colonization and Discourses of Planetarity in The Space Barons and Curiosity: The Story of A Mars Rover.” International Workshop “Ecocritical Life Writing in the Dystopic Present.“ University of Augsburg, Germany. December 5 – 6, 2019.

Conference paper (with Nicole Poppenhagen); “Across Pacific and Atlantic Currents: Navigating the Turbulent Oceans in American Studies.” Conference “Postcolonial Oceans – Contradictions and Heterogeneities in the Epistemes of Salt Water.” Bremen, Germany. May 30 – June 2, 2019.

Conference paper; “Of Sovereign Citizens and Sanctuary Cities: Contemporary U.S. (Counter)Narratives of Territoriality, Jurisdiction, and Citizenship.” Panel “Contradictory Counter-Discourses: Continuing Complicities, Emerging Solidarities”; Annual Conference of the American Studies Association (ASA). Atlanta, Georgia, USA. November 8-11, 2018.

Workshop paper; “Conceptualizing Territoriality in U.S. Federal Indian Law and Native American Life Writing.” Workshop: “Settler Colonialism at the Bar: an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Law, Race and Colonial History.” Center for Global Challenges, Utrecht University, Netherlands. October 5th, 2018.

Workshop participation; Workshop: “History of United States Indian Law and Policy.” Conductor: Prof. Lindsay G. Robertson. Faculty Director, Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy, and Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair of Native American Law. Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. July 9-12, 2018.

Guest lecture; “‘I will write the history of the Cherokee Nation as it should be written’: U.S. Federal Indian Law and the Writings of John Rollin Ridge.“ Lecture Series  “A Cultural History of Ethnic Life in North America.” Department of English and American Studies, Philipps University Marburg, Germany. June 19, 2018.

Conference paper; with Nicole Poppenhagen. “Navigating Pacific and Atlantic Currents: Towards a Transoceanic Perspective in American Studies?” Transoceanic American Studies Conference. German Historical Institute. Washington D.C., USA. May 17-18, 2018.

Guest lecture; “Zentrale Fragen indigener Gesellschaften der Gegenwart: Zwei Fallstudien aus der Pazifikregion.” Filmfestival Tage des Indigenen Films. Rostock, Germany. November 22-26, 2017. 

Guest lecture; “‘Hawaii is an American state, and is embraced in the American commercial and military system’: Conceptions of Militourism and the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy.” Seminar “Hawai’i: History, Politics, Culture.” Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. November 14, 2017.

Conference paper; “Envisioning the Future as an Obscured Past: Imaginings of Mars Colonization and the Discourses of 19 th Century U.S. Pacific Imperialism.” “Modernities and Modernization in North America.” 64. Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS), Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany. June 8-11, 2017.

Guest lecture; “Scaling the Pacific: Territoriality, U.S. Imperialism, and the Annexation of Hawai’i.” Seminar “(Re)Imagining the Pacific in American Literature.” Flensburg University, Flensburg, Germany. June 20, 2016.

Conference paper; “From HI-SEAS to Outer Space: ‘Hawai’i as Mars’ and the U.S. Legal Discourse of Hawaiian Annexation.” Maritime Mobilities: Critical Perspectives from the Humanities. University of Vienna, Austria. February 1-2, 2016.

Workshop paper, “The Currency of Law and Literature in Transpacific Studies and the Study of U.S. Imperialism.” “”Views from Different Shores”: Future Directions in Transpacific Studies.” University of Potsdam, Germany. July 17, 2015.

Seminars; “Defining America: New Writing, New Voices, New Directions.” Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, Vienna. September 27 – October 1, 2014.

Conference paper; “Native Americans and the Law: From Spatial and Narrative to Legal Borderlands.” “Contested Properties: Culture, Rights and the Humanities.” 5. Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law. University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany. August 4-16, 2014.

Conference paper; “Overwriting and Disavowing Hawaii: Queen Liliuokalani’s Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen and the Morgan Report.” “Postcolonial Justice.” 25. Annual Aonference of the German Association for New English Literature (GNEL/GAPS) and the 14. Biannual Conference of the German Association for Australien Studies (GASt), University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 2014.

Conference paper; “Overwriting and Disavowing Hawaii: Queen Liliuokalani’s Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen and the Morgan Report.” “Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary.” International Symposium, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. November 29-December 1, 2013.

Conference paper; “Overriding/Overwriting the Reservation: John Rollin Ridge’s The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit.” “Rural America.” 60. Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS), Erlangen, Germany. May 30-June 2, 2013.

Conference paper; “”Such were the events in ‘Apache land’: Transnationalism and the Westward Expansion in Geronimo’s Story of His Life.” “Transnational American Studies.” 58. Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS), University of Regensburg, Germany. June 16-19, 2011.