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Editorial Board of criticalhabitations blog: Kylie Crane, Alexander Dunst, Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Gudrun Rath and Anja Schwarz.

Kylie Crane is Professor of British and American Cultural Studies at the University of Rostock, and has previously worked at the Universities of Potsdam, Mainz (in Germersheim), Stuttgart, Tübingen and Erlangen-Nürnberg. She is the author of Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives (published with Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and a co-editor of The Minor on the Move: Doing Cosmopolitanisms (edition assemblage, 2021). More information here.

Alexander Dunst is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Paderborn University and the author of Madness in Cold War America (Routledge, 2016) and The Rise of the Graphic Novel: Computational Criticism and the Evolution of Literary Value, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2022. More information here.

Elahe Haschemi Yekani is Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a Focus on Postcolonial Studies at the Department of English and American Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is the author of Familial Feeling: Entangled Tonalities in Early Black Atlantic Writing and the Rise of the British Novel (Palgrave 2021, open access) and The Privilege of Crisis. Narratives of Masculinities in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography and Film (Campus 2011) as well as the co-editor of Queer Futures: Reconsidering Ethics, Activism, and the Political (Ashgate 2013/paperback Routledge 2016). More information here.

Gudrun Rath currently holds a temporary professorship in Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz, Austria. As a member of the editorial board of the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften (Journal for Cultural Studies), she edited a special issue on her research: Zombies (Bielefeld: Transcript 2014). Her second monograph, on narratives of zombification from a historical and transatlantic perspective, will be published in 2022; an edited volume on forensics appeared in 2019. More information here.

Anja Schwarz is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Potsdam and has previously taught at the University of Konstanz and the Freie Universität Berlin. She has directed a number of German-Australian research groups in the field of cultural studies, among Memory and Migration (2010-2012, with ANU), Colonial Entanglements (with UTS), Experimental Histories (with UTS), Waste Matters (with USydney) and German-Australian Anthropological Legacies (with FlindersU). She is co-spokesperson of the DFG-funded Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms, a programme of PhD training conducted in close collaboration with partners in South Africa, India, Australia and North America. From 2020-2022 she coordinates the Potsdam Postcolonial Chair for Global Modernities. Her main research project over the past few years has focussed on the figure of Tupaia, a Polynesian master navigator who joined the crew of Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the South Seas. More information here.

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