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Prof. Dr. phil. Katrin Horn

Professor for Anglophone Gender Studies

Room 1.42
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3
17489 Greifswald

Phone +49 3834 420 3369

Short CV

  Born in Werneck
2003-2008 M.A. in Theater and Media Studies, American Cultural Studies and English Literature at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2009-2015 PhD studies supported by scholarships from, amongst others, Universität Bayern e.V., Bavarian American Academy, Fulbright and „Frauen in Forschung und Lehre; Freelancer for film festivals; Lecturer at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg; Research Assistant at the DFG-Project Voice and Singing in US-American Popular Music, 1900–1960, Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT, Weimar
2015 PhD at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2015-2023 Assistant Professor of American Studies, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, as well as of American Studies, especially Literature Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg; Assistant Professor of American Studies and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Bayreuth
2019-2022 Project Leader for the DFG-Project The Economy and Epistemology of Gossip in Late 19th and Early 20th-Century US American Literature and Culture; Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress and at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, USA
since 2023 Professor of Gender Studies at the department of British and North American Studies of the University of Greifswald

Fields of work

  • Gender Studies
  • Shakespeare Studies 
  • Visual Culture
  • Literature and Science
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Material Cultures

Current projects (DFG Project and database)

The Failure of Knowledge – Knowledges of Failure (DFG network)



Co-edited collections

Contributions to journals and edited volumes


A selection of my publications is available in open access-format at the repository of the Library of Anglo-American Culture & History, The Stacks