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My first degree was in Modern Languages (French and German) at the University of Oxford. Since completing my PhD in German Literature at the University of London in 2008, I have taught English literary and cultural studies in Germany and Sweden. In 2013, I joined the department in Potsdam where I have since started my post-doctoral research on children and migration. I am specifically interested in how the politics of childhood influences how child migrants are perceived, especially within the context of ‘illegal’ migration.
I am currently involved in two DAAD-funded cooperations with Australian partners, the first being Waste Matters: cultural studies of waste and the city with the University of Sydney, and the second Experimental Histories and Alternative Archives with University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Migration, Narration, Identity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Peter Leese, Carly McLaughlin, Wladyslaw Witalisz. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2012.
"'It's all about the children': Child Asylum-Seekers and the Politics of Innocence in Australia." Postcolonial Justice. Ed. Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller, Dirk Wiemann. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 295-315.
"'Images of Ireland that matter now': Colm Tóibín in conversation." Authority and Wisdom in the New Ireland. Ed. Carmen Zamorano Llena and Billy Gray. Bern: Peter Lang, 2016. 73-79.
"Childhood, Migration, and Identity in Chris Cleave’s The Other Hand." Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature. Ed. by Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Julie Hansen and Carmen Zamorano Llena. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. 47-67.
"'There’s no place like home': on Third Culture Kids and Existential Migration."Migration, Narration, Identity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Peter Leese, Carly McLaughlin, Wladyslaw Witalisz. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2012. 105-20.
"Reluctant Affinities: Rainer Maria Rilke and Richard Dehmel." Sprachkunst 37(2006): 203-20.
"Josef. P. Mautner: Nichts Endgültiges. Literatur und Religion in der späten Moderne." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2011): 161-63.
"‘Ian Cooper: The Near and Distant God. Poetry Idealism and Religious Thought from Hölderlin to Eliot." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2011): 166-67.
"Visions of the Industrial Age, 1830-1914. Modernity and the Anxiety of Representation in Europe." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2011): 201-3.
"David Ellis: Death and the Author." Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 1 (2010): 202-4.