Marina Pingler is a PhD candidate and assistant professor at the American Studies Department. During her studies at the University of Tübingen and State University of New York at Stony Brook, she majored in English and History. She completed her state examination in September 2020, followed by a Master of Arts degree in April 2021. Previously, she worked as Grant Manager and Project Administrator of the EU COST Action “Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT)”. Her dissertation project focuses on collectively held visions of future climate change in American culture and literature – so-called “climate imaginaries” – that have emerged between 2009 and 2020 but remain marginalized in climate change discourse. More specifically, she investigates how medial and generic particularities of specific modes of representation influence these alternative scenarios of future climate change and how these scenarios engage with the culturally dominant ones.