Curriculum Vitae

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan D. Kucharzewski

1. Positions

2. Post-Doc Project

3. PhD

4. Honors, Grants, and Third-Party Funding

5. International Fellowships

6. Administrative Work

7. Full CV PDF (German)

1. Positions

2013 – 2019 Juniorprofessor (Associate Professor) for American Studies at the University of Hamburg

2009 – 2013 Assistant Professor/Post-Doc for American Studies at the University of Hamburg

2007 – 2009 Assistant Professor for American Studies at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

2004 – 2007 Research Assistant for American Studies at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

2. Post-Doc Project

Since 2014 “Once More into the Fray”: Hunters, Sailors, and the American Liminal

3. PhD

2011 Publication of Propositions about Life: Reengaging Literature and Science (Heidelberg: Winter) with a publication grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2008 Interview with American novelist Richard Powers on the relationship between literature, science, and literary theory. Published in Propositions about Life: Reengaging Literature and Science

2008 Visiting Scholar on a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship at the Department of English and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (Sponsor: Richard Powers)

2004 – 2009 Dissertation on Propositions about Life: Reengaging Literature and Science (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Herwig Friedl); Awarded: summa cum laude

4. Honors, Grants, and Third-Party Funding

2019 Performance-based bonus funding from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Hamburg (€ 2.000)

2018 Grants from the U.S. Consulate, Rowohlt Publishers, the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung, the Faulty for Humanities of the University of Hamburg, and the Society for the Promotion of Intercultural Activities (ICA) for the conference “Current Tendencies in Contemporary American Fiction” at the University of Hamburg. With Marius Henderson, Julia Lange, and Jolene Mathieson (€ 5.000)

2018 Grants from the University of Hamburg and the German Association for American Studies for organizing and hosting the 66th Annual Meeting of the German Society for American Studies. With Prof. Dr. Astrid Böger and Prof. Dr. Susanne Rohr (€ 25.000)

2018 Travel grant from the University of Hamburg for a research visit at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA (€ 5.000)

2018 Performance-based bonus funding from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Hamburg (€ 2.000)

2017 Travel grant from the University of Hamburg and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the conference “Modernisms and Modernities East, West and South: Comparing Literary and Cultural Studies” at Fudan University Shanghai, China (€ 2.000)

2016 “Best Article Award” of the German Association for American Studies for the article “‘The Irreducible Complexity of the Analog World’: Nodes, Networks, and Actants in Contemporary American Fiction” (€ 500)

2016 Travel grant from the University of Hamburg for a research visit at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, USA (€ 3.000)

2015 Fulbright Scholarship for a research visit at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA (€ 2.000)

2011 Publishing grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the publication of the dissertation Propositions about Life: Reengaging Literature and Science (€ 6.000)

2009 Grants from the Bavarian America Academy (BAA), the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) and the Dr. German-Schweiger-Foundation for the international conference “Ideas of Order: Narrative Patterns in the Novels of Richard Powers” at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. With Prof. Dr. Antje Kley (€ 3.000)

2009 Publishing grant from the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation for the volume “Hello, I Say, It’s Me”: Contemporary Reconstructions of Self and Subjectivity. With Stefanie Schäfer and Lutz Schowalter (€ 3.000)

2008 Travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a research visit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (€ 4.000)

2008 Grants from the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation and the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf for the organization of the international conference “Hello, I Say, It’s Me: Reconstructions of Subjectivity in Contemporary Literature and Culture” at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. With Stefanie Schäfer and Lutz Schowalter (€ 4.000)

2005 Shortlisted for the “Best Article Award” of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) with the article “‘There is no ‘there’ there’: Gertrude Stein and Quantum Physics”

2002 Travel grant from the Society of Friends and Patrons of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf for a research visit at the University of California at Davis, USA (€ 1.500)

5. International Fellowships

2018 Visiting Scholar at the Department of History at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA

2017 Visiting scholar at Indiana University Bloomington and the Beinecke Library at Yale University

2016 Guest lectures at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA) and at Fairfield University, Connecticut (USA)

2015 Fulbright scholar at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA)

2008 Visiting scholar on a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Department of English and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). Sponsor: Richard Powers

2002 – 2003 Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Davis (USA)

6. Administrative Work

University of Hamburg

2016 Selected by the President’s Office to represent the Associate Professors (Juniorprofessor*innen) for the German Council of Science and Humanities Evaluation of the University of Hamburg

2016 Senior representative of the Institute for English and American Studies in the external evaluation and on-site inspection of the quality management system for teachers education (“Teilsystemakkreditierung”) via ACQUIN

2015 – 2019 Equal Opportunity and Gender Equality Commissioner at the Faculty of Humanities

2015 – 2019 Head of the “Qualitätszirkel Englisch” (commission for the quality control of the teachers education at the Institute for English and American Studies)

2015 – 2019 Coordination of the accreditation/certification of the teachers education degrees at the Institute of English and American Studies

2013 – 2017 Coordinator of the orientation unit for freshmen students

2010 – 2019 Coordinator, administrative advisor, and curricula supervisor (“Studiengangskoordinator” and “Studienfachberater”) for the B.A. program “English,” the M.A. program “British and American Cultures: Texts and Media,” and the teachers education programs at the Institute for English and American Studies

2012 – 2019 Member of the Commission for Research and Teaching at the Faculty of Humanities

2010 – 2012 Member of the commission for the conceptualization, reform, and implantation of the B.A., M.A., and teachers education programs at the Institute for English and American Studies

2010 – 2019 Secretary of the Society for the Promotion of Intercultural Activities (ICA)

2009 – 2012 Senior representative of the Institut for English and American Studies in the “Sozietät 18” (joint committee of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Education, and the Education Authority)

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

2007 – 2009 Coordinator, administrative advisor, and curricula supervisor for the interdisciplinary M.A. program “The Americas – Las Américas – Les Amériques”

2007 – 2009 Coordinator and advisor for the academic exchange program with the University of California at Davis (USA)

2007 – 2008 Coordinator for the conceptualization and certification of the interdisciplinary M.A. program “The Americas – Las Américas – Les Amériques”

2006 – 2009 Member of the Commission for Gender Equality at the Faculty of Humanities

7. Full CV PDF (German)

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