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  • Awarded the "Maguires Fellowship for Study Abroad" (1986-1989)
  • DFG Project ("Prozesse der Kriminalisierung") Norm, Law, and Criminalization: Discursive and Legal Attributions of Non-normative Behaviour with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law; Literary Project: Processes of Criminalization and Experiences of Prison: Spaces, Bodies, Identities, Topoi, Metaphors (2004-2008)
  • Winner of the Gender Studies Competition at the JLU: "Integration der Frauen- und Geschlechterstudien in das Studium der anglistisch-amerikanistischen Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften" (2010-2012)
  • Awarded funding by the Thyssen Foundation, the American Embassy in Berlin, and the Giessener Hochschulgesellschaft in support of the conference "Obama and the Paradigm Shift – The Measure of Change in the United States and Germany" (June 30–July 2, 2011), JLU
  • Awarded funding by the Frauenbeauftragte of the JLU for the project "Philologien studieren – ein feministisches Thema: Netzwerken-Lernen und -Leben für Studentinnen und Graduierte des Fachbereichs 05" (Studying Philology is a Feminist Issue: Networking for Women Students and Graduates of the Humanities) (2012-2014)
  • Awarded funding by the German Research Fund and Juristische Studiengesellschaft Gießen e.V. for the conference "Law’s Pluralities–Cultures/Narratives/Genders // Pluralitäten des Gesetzes–Kulturen/Narrative/Genders" (6-9 May 2015) International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, JLU
  • Awarded funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Learning (BMBF) in a JLU project for teaching innovation for a project on learning media studies through creative means (Medienkompetenz kreativ erwerben), plus funding for media support provided by the Higher Education Pact 2020 (2015)
  • Awarded funding in the Ideenwettbewerb zur Frauenförderung at the JLU for the project "Datenbank zur Förderung von Frauen in der Forschung: Ein Einstieg ins Publizieren für Studentinnen des Fachbereichs 05" (2016-2018)


Editorial Boards and Directorships

  • Editorial board of Literature and Law for the Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series on Law and Literature
  • Member of the board of directors of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at the JLU (2011-2014)
  • Co-opted member of the steering committee for the European Narratology Network (2011-2013)
  • General Editor of the European Journal of English Studies
  • Member of the board of directors of the ZMI
  • Invited member of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council virtual network of scholars and practitioners on "Judicial Images": (2014)


Projects (selection)