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Melisa M. Çiçek



Melisa M. Çiçek is a doctoral researcher at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. In her research project she works on (post)migration and contemporary german literature. Her PhD thesis is called Erzählte Postmigration: 'Gastarbeiter' und ihre Kinder in der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur and is supervised by Prof. Dr. Annette Simonis.
Melisa is also a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Joanna Rostek at the Departement of English, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.
She is also one of the representatives of the Graduate Student Committee (GSC) and one of the speakers of the Emerging Topics Research Group Migration and (De)coloniality.

Prior to her PhD, Melisa studied German and English Literature at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. At the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, she completed her master's degree in German literature and media studies.

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2478-8280


    Buchrezensionen und Konferenzberichte
  • (gemeinsam mit Morteza Azimi, Pinar Gümüs Mantu, Anastasiia Marsheva und Erzhena Dugarova): "Workshop Report on 'Vocabularies of Migration: Reflexive Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity, Translation and Language in Migration Research'" In: KULT_online 67 (2023)
  • “Of Intertwining and Untwining — In Exchange With Transculturality”. In: KULT_online, no. 67 (2023).

  • Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
  • International Doctoral Program in Literary and Cultural Studies (IPP)
  • Emerging Topics Research Group: Migration and (De)Coloniality
  • Research Area 6: Cultural Identities
Research Interests

  • (Post)migration
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Narratology
  • Sociology of Culture
  • 'Gastarbeiter'-Narratives


Teaching Experiences


Literatures of Migration with Prof. Dr. Joanna Rostek (JLU, WiSe 2022/2023)

Literatur als transkultureller Prozess with Prof. Dr. Annette Simonis (JLU, SoSe 2023)

Zeitromane der Gegenwart in postmigrantischen und interkulturellen Kontexten with Dr. Daniela Henke (JLU, SoSe 2023)


Part of the organisational team of the workshop Vocabularies of Migration (WiSe 2022/2023)