I received my master’s degree at Leipzig University in the summer of 2016 with the thesis “American Spaces: Renegotiations of Cultural Geographies and Counter-Drafts to Spatial Master Narratives of the American West in Jack London’s Short Stories.” My research interests include historical imaginations and representations of national and cultural metanarratives, the literary construction of agency and Otherness, as well as religious and subcultural radicalism in the US. I am currently employed as a research fellow at a Leipzig research center that examines processes of spatialization from various interdisciplinary perspectives and am pursuing a PhD with the working title “Globe, Region, and Periphery: The Spatialization of the American West in Antebellum US Literature.”