PD Dr. Julia Faisst


Assistant Professor of American Studies

PhD, Harvard University

I am currently serving as the interim Chair of American Studies at the University of Regensburg.



Research Interests

  • 19th- to 21st-Century North American Literature and Culture
  • Visual Cultures (esp. Photography and Film)
  • African American, Race, and Ethnic Studies
  • Migration, Diaspora, and Postcolonial Studies
  • Space and Urban Studies
  • Environmental Humanities in the U.S. and Canada
  • Economic Humanities, Inequality, Class, and Poverty Studies
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Comparative Cultural Memory


Current Research Project

Habilitation: Precarious Belongings: The Unmaking of the American Home, 1980s-Now (submitted 12/2020, venia legendi 6/2021)

Fellowships and Awards

Habilitation Completion Fellowship for Female Researchers, KU, 2019/20

Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, Spring 2018