Annika Brunck joined the American Studies department in 2014. She holds a Master of Arts in British and North American Cultural Studies from the University of Freiburg and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish Philology from the Free University in Berlin. Here in Tübingen, she works on her dissertation project which analyzes American discourses on terrorism and the Middle East from 1945 to the present day. Her research interests include American literature and culture from the 20th century to the present, cultural theory, popular culture, conspiracy theories, and (critical) terrorism studies. She has taught seminars on the American Dream and American drama.
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Fighting "the Evil Scourge of Terrorism": From 'Jewish Terrorism' to 'Islamic Terrorism' in the United States, 1940-2017 (PhD thesis, completed: 18.12.2018)
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & TALKS:
"Constructing Middle East Terrorism Discourses—The American-Israeli Relations in the 1960s and 1970s." Israel-US Special Relations—International Conference, University of Sussex, 12.-13. September 2016.
"From Israel to Iran - The Origins of the Discourse on Arab Terrorism." Postgraduate Forum of the German Association for American Studies, University of Bamberg, 8. November 2015.
Intermediate Examination (Zwischenprüfung; as part of the PS II Literature)