University of Florida
German native, interested, among many other things, in social justice, migration, and dog rescue.
In my current book project, I analyze cinematic narratives about clandestine migration in African,
European, North American, and Middle Eastern films. Furthermore, I am in the process of co-editing a collection of essays about clandestine migration in film, media, popular culture, literature, music, and art.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship "Cultures in Transnational Perspective," UCLA, 2010-2012
“‘Made in America’: Urban Immigrant Spaces in Transnational Nollywood Films.” Global Nollywood. The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry." Eds. Matthias Krings and Onookome Okome. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. 121-138. Print.
“Nollywood in Transit: The Globalization of Nigerian Video Cultures.” Postcolonial Cinema Studies. Eds. Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller. London: Routledge, 2012. 218- 232. Print.
“Watching the ‘Globalization of the Poor’: Cinematic Representations of Undocumented African Workers in Europe.” African Studies Series. Lagos: University of Lagos Press, 2010. Print.