Max Rhiem, M.A.

Research associate (PhD candidate)

Office Address
CRC 923 "Threatened Order"
Doblerstr. 21
D-72074 Tübingen
 +49 7071 29-77129
max.rhiemspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

G06 – Racial orders

Project within the CRC 923

Working title: Past Futures of Threatened Orders. Alternative racial orders in speculative fictions and realities in the U.S.

In the third funding period, Project G06 will continue to focus on the racial order in the U.S. by looking at  imagined alternative orders in fiction and utopian communities. These visions testify to the resistance to the existing order that can inform future mobilization and threat; they also fuel continuing attempts of re-ordering by keeping up the promise of a better order.

Research interests

  • African American Studies
  • North American Slave Narratives
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Critical Digital Humanities
  • Critical Theorie

Curriculum vitae

since November 2019
Research associate

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" (Project G06)

Research assistant

at the Chair of English II, University of Mannheim

Working Student in Global Media Relations

at SAP SE (Walldorf, Germany)

2017 to 2019

of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

2016 to 2019
M.A. degree course in culture & economics (English Studies/Business Administration)

2016 to 2017
Head of social media & online desk

Institute for Sports at the University of Mannheim

2012 to 2013
Student assistant

at the Chair of English Studies I, University of Mannheim

2011 to 2016
B.A. degree course in culture & economics (English studies/Business Administration)

at the Universities Mannheim und Limerick.


Books & Book chapters

  • „Kognition.“ Literaturtheorie nach 2001. Matthes & Seitz, 2020 (in publication, together with Manuel Paß).
  • „Muderous Marjorie and Mostrous Lee: (De)Constructing Normality in Stewart O’Nan’s The Speed Queen and Patty Jenkins’s Monster.“ Contributions to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture - Special Issue: First Annual Graduate Student Conference (2018), Editors: Abir al-Laham and Désirée Link, University of Heidelberg, 2019, pp.3044. Web.

Conference participation

  • „Muderous Marjorie and Mostrous Lee: (De)Constructing Normality in Stewart O’Nan’s The Speed Queen.“ Annual Graduate Student Conference in English Studies. 29.05. – 30.05.2019. Heidelberg, Germany.