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Dr. Mariam Muwanga

Anglistik/Amerikanistik

Raum: MI.14.05
Telefon: (+49) 0202-439-5081
E-Mail: muwanga{at}uni-wuppertal.de
URL: Website

 

Short Biography

  • since 04/2021: Postdoc research associate: Quality management and mentoring, Department of British/American Studies, University of Wuppertal
  • 2018-2021: Research associate: Quality management and mentoring, Department of British/American Studies, University of Wuppertal
  • 2015-2021: Contact person for international PhD students, Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS), University of Wuppertal
  • 10/2014-02/2021: PhD candidate in British literature and cultural studies, University of Wuppertal
  • 2012-2014: Master of Education (English and German), University of Wuppertal
  • 2008-2014: Student assistant at the Chair of Business Computing and Operations Research (WINFOR), University of Wuppertal
  • 2007-2011: Bachelor of Arts (English/American and German Studies), University of Wuppertal
  • 2001-2005: Bachelor of Arts with Education (German Language and Geography), Makerere University Kampala

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2016-2018: Graduate fellowship, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • 2017: Travel grant from IPiW to attend 7th Biennial @Afroeuropeans Conference at the University of Tampere (Finland), University of Wuppertal
  • 2015: Cash-prize for dedicated voluntary services by an international PhD student, Center for Graduate Studies, University of Wuppertal
  • 2012-2014: Postgraduate scholarship, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • 2010-2011: Undergraduate scholarship, Studienstiftung: University of Wuppertal
  • 09/2004: DAAD grant for a cultural exchange program with the University of Mainz
  • 2001-2004: State-funded undergraduate scholarship, Makerere University Kampala

PhD Dissertation

"Modelling the African Diaspora: Representations of Diasporic Blackness in Black British Fiction." (Adviser: Prof. Dr. Roy Sommer) University of Wuppertal

Courses taught

  • Seminar: Black identity in the novels of Bernadine Evaristo (SoSe 2021)
  • Seminar: Introduction to English Literary Studies (Winter 2020/21)
  • Seminar: Black British Neo-Slave Narratives (Summer 2020)
  • Seminar: Introduction to English Literary Studies (Winter 2019/20)
  • Seminar: Introduction to English Literary Studies (Summer 2019)
  • Seminar: Multicultural Britain: The Windrush Generation (Summer 2019)
  • Workshop: Project and Time Management for PhD students (Summer School 2019, INP-HB Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Workshop: The African diaspora on YouTube (GAPS Summer School 2017, University of Frankfurt)

 

Conference talks and guest lectures

  • “Black Europe: The Relevance of Diaspora Literature in 21st Century Europe.” Transformative Wissenschaften – Eine Notwendigkeit in Zeiten gesellschaftlicher Umbrüche? Scholarship-Holder Seminar. Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. (Würzburg), Germany. September 2019.
  • “The Chronotope and ‘Victim’ Diaspora: Time and Space in Fictions of/about Windrush.” 9. Graduiertensymposium: Current Trajectories in Narrative Research. University of Wuppertal, Germany. September 2019.
  • “Narrative Representations of Black Diasporic Experience(s) in Small Island.” Centre D’Eseignement et de Recherche en Ètudes Postcoloniales. University of Liége, Belgium. April 2019.
  • “Intersectionality and Diasporic Blackness: Amplifying Connectedness of Afroeuropean Experiences on Youtube.” Afroeuropeans VI: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe, 6th Biennial Conference. University of Tampere, Finland. July 2017
  • “Modelling the African Diaspora: Representations of Blackness in Black British Narratives.” 7. Graduiertenforum Narratologie: Narrative Formen der Sinnstiftung: Möglichkeiten fiktionaler und faktualer Erzählungen. University of Wuppertal, Germany. November 2016.
  • “Narrative Representations of Blackness/Black Experience in Britain.” Platform for Postcolonial Readings: Interrogating the Postcolonial Paradigm. Brussels, Belgium. February 2016.
  • “Modelling the African Diaspora: Narrative Representations of Black Experience in Britain.” 6. Graduiertenforum Narratologie: Quo vadis Narratologia? Perspektiven und Grenzen erzähltheoretischer Ansätze. University of Wuppertal, Germany. September 2015.
  • “Identitäts- und Genderkonstruktionen in der Web-Serie An African City.” Chabos wissen wer der Babo ist – Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Identifikationen und kultureller Hybridität. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany. December 2014.

Memberships

  • AG Erzählforschung (Research Group: Narrative theory), University of Wuppertal
  • Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)
  • Deutscher Anglistikverband
  • European Narratology Network (ENN)
  • German Association for the Study of British Cultures (BritCult)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • The European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLAS)
  • The Postcolonial Studies Initiative (PCI)
  • Zentrum für Erzählforschung (ZEF), University of Wuppertal