Frank E. Newton, M.Ed.wiss. Mitarbeiter, Abteilung Scheiding
I studied English, History, and Education at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, where I received my M.Ed. in 2017. My thesis focused on material culture and print on imported ceramics in 18th-century America from a phenomenological and object studies’ perspective. After receiving my degree, I spent the academic year 2017-18 as an exchange lecturer in Davis, California, where I taught several introductory classes in English literature and writing. Upon my return to Germany, I began pursuing a PhD at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies.
Currently, I work as a doctoral researcher for Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheiding in the field of Transnational Periodical Cultures. I focus on Native American Periodicals between 1890 and 1930. My project aims to examine indigenous North American periodicals and how they function as particular media formats to shape society and culture. It explores their multimodal practices (i.e. the magazine as an experience not as a commodity) to address questions of collaboration, interaction, and ethnic differentiation in a period of social and technological transition.