Dr. Julia Veltenwiss. Mitarbeiterin, Abteilung Banerjee
My general research interests include life writing, aging studies, medical humanities, indigenous studies, popular culture, narrative science, and environmental humanities. Currently, I am looking at the intersection of different cultures of knowledge. I inquire how knowledge generated by the natural sciences, by the humanities, and by public discourses intersect and influence each other. I explore the way these different types of knowledge are discussed and represented in literature and media.
I have been teaching at the Obama Institute regularly since 2019. Among other topics, my courses dealt with:
- U.S. American cultural history
- Historical fiction
- Gender in U.S. literature and media
- Environmentalism and the Anthropocene in contemporary U.S. media
- Aging studies
- Southern literature
- Indigenous literatures
Furthermore, I co-organize the annual American Studies Summer School where I lead an excursion through the U.S. American south. During this excursion we focus on southern literature and culture and the Civil Rights Movement.
I am happy to supervise B.A./B.Ed. and M.A./M.Ed. theses on topics connected to my teaching or research.