dr. M.E. Messmer
Associate Professor of American Studies
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English / American Literature (York University, Toronto, Canada) Nov. 1997
- German State Exam for Secondary Education (Catholic University of Eichstätt, Germany) June 1992; Teaching Certificate for English and Latin
- Master of Arts in English / Américan Studies and Latin (Catholic University of Eichstätt, Germany) Nov. 1991
Selected Professional Activities
- Vice President of the International American Studies Association (IASA) (2019 -->)
- Founding member of the European Network for the Study of Minor Mobilities in the Americas (ENMMA): https://enmma.org
- Managing editor of the peer-reviewed book series Interamericana: Inter-American Literary History and Culture, published by Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt/M. and New York. Focusing on complex forms of interdependence between Anglophone and Francophone Canada, the United States, Latin America as well as the Caribbean, this book series is devoted to publications that analyze and reconceptualize American literatures, cultures, histories, borderlands, demographic migrations, as well as environmental and socio-political concerns within a postnational, subaltern, comparative, hemispheric, transatlantic, or transpacific framework. Proposals for submissions welcome. See also: http://www.peterlang.de/Index.cfm?vSiteName=SearchSeriesResult.cfm&vSeriesID=INTERAM&vLang=E
- Board Member of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS) (2009-2016) (www.eaas.eu).
- President of the Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA) (2011-2014)(www.netherlands-america.nl).
- Chair of the Organizing Committee of the European Association of American Studies Conference America: Justice, Conflict, War (The Hague, April 2014).
- Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (2009-2012) (www.interamericanstudies.net).
- Lecturer in the Erasmus Intensive Program at the Graz University International Summer School On the Americas (July 17-31, 2011; July 16-29, 2012; July 1-14, 2013).
- Organizer of the 17th Annual Amerikanistendag at the University of Groningen (March 2009).
- Co-ordinator of the interdisciplinary project "Developing a Model for an Internationally Perspectivized History of American Literature" (participating disciplines: American Studies, Anglophone and Francophone Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, Maghrebinian Studies, Caribbean Studies) (Göttingen University, Germany, 1997-2001)
- Co-organizer of the international conference Do the Americas Have a Common Literary History? (Göttingen University, Germany, July 1999)
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