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Isabella Kalte

About me

Isabella Kalte is a doctoral candidate at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC). She studied in Frankfurt, Dresden and Potsdam. She works as a research assistant at the GCSC and coordinates the publications at the centre for which she is responsible for the publication series and advises PhD candidates in regard of publishing opportunities and printing costs. She is a member of the Editorial Team of the Open Access journal On_Culture and executive editor of the review journal KULT_online

Dissertation project: "Challenging Respectability: Narrative Strategies of Negotiating Caribbean Femininities and Resistance in Post-millennial Anglo-Caribbean Genre Fiction" 

Supervision: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ansgar Nünning (JLU)


International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 12
35394 Giessen

Raum 219
E-Mail: isabella.kalte
Tel.: +49 (0) 641 99 300 42





ORCID: 0000-0002-2569-2133


  • "Forms of Unruly Participation: Dissenting to Legacies of Colonialism in Caribbean Feminist Social Media Movements." September 30, 2022, Participation in Postcolonial Wor(l)ds, Postgraduate Conference at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, September 29–October 1, 2022, Germany.
  • "Imagining the Other Side: Caribbean Neo-slave Narratives as Heterotopic History". June 14, 2023, Possible Worlds: Environment, Community, Heterotopia, The Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Sienna. 


Research interests

  • Gender Studies
  • contemporary anglophone Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies 
  • Feminist Digital Activism 

  • Wintersemester 2021/22: Academic Writing I
  • Wintersemester 2022/23: Academic Writing I
  • Wintersemester 2023/24: Academic Writing I

  • International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
  • International PhD Programme Literary and Cultural Studies (IPP)
  • Emerging Topic Research Area Migration & Decoloniality
  • Research Area 5 Media and Multiliteracy Studies 
  • Fokusgruppe