• Daniel A. Holder Justus-Liebig University Gießen
  • Andreas Hübner Justus-Liebig University Gießen
  • Ottilie P. Klein Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen



Author Biographies

Daniel A. Holder, Justus-Liebig University Gießen

Daniel A. Holder is a doctoral student at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, Germany, where he has been working on his PhD since October 2009. He holds a Master’s degree in American Studies, American History and Political Science, and has studied at the universities of Bonn and Cologne. During his Master’s program he spent a year abroad studying African American Studies at the University of Gainesville in Florida/USA. His PhD project in the field of American Studies focuses on 1950s African American life writing and resistance to McCarthyism. His other research interests lie in the field of U.S. cultural history, (African) American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in the history of U.S. masculinities.

Andreas Hübner, Justus-Liebig University Gießen

Andreas Hübner studied English, History, and Media Didactics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Tulane University, New Orleans. He is currently working on a dissertation project that explores early migration patterns in colonial Louisiana at the International Graduate Centre for the Study Culture (GCSC) of Justus Liebig University Gießen. In August 2009, he joined the Center for United States Studies (ZUSAS) of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg where he serves as copy editor of the American Studies Journal“. His research interests include the history of the American South, Migration History, Atlantic History, and constructions of identity and ethnicity in American history.

Ottilie P. Klein, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen

Ottilie P. Klein is a doctoral student at Justus Liebig University Gießen. Her PhD-thesis deals with representations of women who kill in modern American drama ranging from the early twentieth century to the 1980s. Before having taken up her research at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) in October 2010, Ottilie P. Klein has gained work experience at the Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation. She studied North American Studies, Modern History and Political Science at the University of Bonn and at Mount Holyoke College (USA). She also holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Oxford University (GB).




How to Cite

Holder, Daniel A., et al. “Editorial”. Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies, vol. 13, May 2012, doi:10.5283/copas.147.