Research Areas of AAS Members

This list of the research areas of the members of the Association for Australien Studies is meant to facilitate scholarly exchange. It was designed to enable researchers to directly communicate with colleagues working in the same field. 

  • Anthropology
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Race and representation; cultural identity;
    with a background in cultural anthropology, I work across disciplines to draw attention to the contextual subtleties underlying contemporary cultural constructions, identity politics, relationships to place and related exigencies.
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  • Ethnology
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    Kognitive Ethnologie;
    Museumsethnologie;
    Besucherforschung an Museen
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Landrechte, Genderforschung, Kulturerbe, materielle Kultur, Objekte "lesen", Museum und Museumspädagogik, Archiv, Kulturkontakt und Kulturwandel, Religion, Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Missionierung, Politik und aktuelle Debatten, Deutschland und indigenes Australien, kritische Quellenforschung, koloniale und missionarische Fotografie, Zeitkonzeptionen, Ethnomathematik
  • Geography
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    Globalisation and trade;
    Food industry, food security;
    Social and environmental standards;
    Regional foci: Europe, Australia, Bangladesh
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wirtschaftsgeographie;
    Stadtforschung;
    Regionalentwicklung 
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    Ökologie;
    Klimawandel 
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    Stadtökonomie;
    Immobilienmärkte;
    nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung;
    australische Metropolen 
  • History
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    Asian-Aboriginal contact;
    Macassan trade to Australia;
    Asians in Australian history;
    German missionaries in Australia 
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    Immigrationspolitik (Schwerpunkt: White Australian Policy) 
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  • Arts
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    Indigenous Australian art
    Photography/media art
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Kunstgeschichte der Aborigines aus Zentralaustralien; Ethnologie
  • Linguistics
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  • Literary Studies
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Kultur- und Literaturwissenschaft 
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  v.a. literarische Übersetzung
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    Indigenous studies;
    Australian cultural history;
    Post-Colonial theory;
    Youth Culture in Australia
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    Literaturdidaktik
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    walisische Literatur und Kultur 
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Environmental Criticism, (Literary) Environmental Activism, Indigenous Writing, Postcolonial Theory and Discourse Analysis
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Literatur und Film, im Besonderen inigener Film und Literatur; Indigenous knowledges
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    Aboriginal literature and culture;
    Representations of emotion;
    Cognitive criticial and cultural theory 
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Post)Koloniale Literaturen und Kulturen v.a. der Karibik, Australiens, Neuseelands und Kanadas; zeitgenössische Britische Literatur, Fantasy, graphic novels, kognitive Erzählforschung
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Environmental issues in Australian literature;
    Australian poetry 
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  the Australian dream;
    Australian history;
    Utopian fiction;
    Australian drama;
    Shakespeare adaptations:
    Aboriginal writing;
    Indigenous knowledge;
    the Science novel
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Postcolonial theory, Australian literary criticism and cultural theories (esp. settler colonialism, spatial politics, ecocritical approaches, imperialism and globalisation, nation and transnation, gender/race, whiteness studies);
    Australian literature (19th c. to the present; esp. transnational encounters, European-Australian relationships) 
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    Ludwig Leichhardt;
    deutsche Einwanderer im 19. Jh.;
    Debatten um Migration und Asyl;
    kulturelle Bedeutung des Strandes 
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    Deutschsprachige Literatur über Australien
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  • Law
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  • Social Sciences
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    Racism in colonial & postcolonial Australia; sociocultural history; nationbuilding; commodity racism & political consumerism; human remains & policies of repatriation; white culture & the White Australia policy

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    politische Institutionen in Australien, insbesondere Staatsoberhaupt;
    Religion und Politik in Australien;
    politischer Katholizismus in Australien 
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    Sprachkontakt, Sprachpolitik;
    Erziehungspolitik;
    Aborigines