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Kurzbiographie Vita

Julia Sattler ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Amerikanistik. Von April 2012 bis März 2015 leitete sie das von der  Stiftung Mercator im MERCUR-Programm geförderte UAR-Projekt „Spaces, Communities, Representations: Urban Transformations in the USA“ und arbeitete von November 2011 bis Mai 2015 als Studienkoordinatorin der Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften der TU Dortmund. Von September 2008 bis März 2011 war Julia Sattler als Referentin für Studium im Rektorat der Technischen Universität Dortmund tätig. Während ihres Studiums der Anglistik/Amerikanistik und evangelischen Theologie verbrachte sie zwei Semester als Teaching Fellow am Hamilton College in Clinton, New York (2003-2004). 2007 war sie Teilnehmerin am Fulbright American Studies Institute an der San Francisco State University; 2011 und 2013 Fellow im  Salzburg Global Seminar in American Studies.

 

Julia Sattler is an instructor in American Studies. Between April 2012 and March 2015, she was the academic director of the UAR-project “Spaces – Communities – Representations: Urban Transformations in the USA” in the framework of the  MERCUR program of the Mercator Foundation. She was also the academic coordinator of the Faculty of Culture Studies from November 2011 to May 2015. From September 2008 to March 2011, she worked in the Rector’s Office of TU Dortmund University in the area of Academic Affairs. She studied English/American Studies and Theology at Dortmund and spent two semesters teaching German at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York (2003-2004). In 2007, she was a participant of the Fulbright American Studies Institute at San Francisco State University; in 2011 and 2013 she was Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar in American Studies.

 

Stipendien und Auszeichnungen Scholarships and Awards

  • Schlesinger Library Research Support Grant for the project “’Freedom is Indivisible’: June Jordan and Global Feminisms,” Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, 2016.

  • Scholarship by the Humboldt Foundation to participate in the Turkish-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium, Bochum, Germany, November 2014.

  • Membership in Global Young Faculty III, a network of excellent junior scholars in the Ruhr Region supported by the Mercator foundation, 2013—2015.

  • Travel Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to attend the Biennial Meeting of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2013.

  • “Scholar-in-Residence”-Grant by the Goethe Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI) to conduct research at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, January-March 2013.

  • Dissertation Award of the Faculty of Culture Studies, TU Dortmund University, 2012.

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte Research Interests

  • Storytelling in American Culture

  • Urbanities and the Narration of Urban Spaces

  • Cultural History of the “Rust Belt”

  • Industrial and Post-Industrial Cultures

  • Poetry in Translation

  • “Global” Poets and Poetry

  • Race Relations and Cultures of Memory

  • The American South in Global Contexts

 

Forschungsprojekte Rearch Projects

  • “Whitman’s Daughters: Female Poets responding to Walt Whitman”

  • “’This possible city’: Detroit Poetry and Radical Urban Transformation”

  •  “Ruhr|Detroit: Urban Planning and American Cultural Studies”

  • “Family Secrets: Roots, Memory and Mixed Race Heritage in the Contemporary United States“  Dissertation PhD

 

Veröffentlichungen Publications

Julia Sattler ist Mitherausgeberin der Reihe masteRResearch. Sie ist als Rezensentin für Architecture_media_politics_society tätig. Diese non-profit Organisation widmet sich der Rolle von Architektur, Landschaft und Urbanität und deren Mediation. Julia Sattler is co-editor of masteRResearch. She is also a reviewer for Architecture_media_politics_society, a UK-based non-profit organization focusing on promoting knowledge about architecture, landscape and urbanism in contemporary culture. 

  • Sattler, Julia, Walter Grünzweig and Christa Reicher. “Ruhrbanität: Urbane Modelle im interdisziplinären Dialog,” URBANITÄTen. Ein interdisziplinärer Diskurs zur Eigenlogik des Städtischen. Eds. Christa Reicher, Hendrik Jansen, Ilka Mecklenbrauck. Duisburg: asso-verlag 2016. 152-159.

  • Sattler, Julia (ed.) Urban Transformations in the USA: Spaces—Communities—Representations, Bielefeld: Transcript 2016. 

  • Sattler, Julia. “Narratives of Urban Transformation. Reading the Rust Belt in the Ruhr,” Urban Transformations in the USA: Spaces—Communities—Representations. Ed. Julia Sattler. Bielefeld: Transcript 2016. 11-26. 

  • Wissenschaft trifft Kohlenpott (Research Meets Coal Pit), eds. Joscha Beckmann, Björn Behr, Robert Czudaj, Stephanie Joachim, Jana Hertwig, Stefan Kaluza, Rudolf Kley, Rabea Kohnen, Franziska Rehlinghaus, Julia Sattler, Christoph Schuck. Essen: Klartext 2015.

  • Sattler, Julia. “Review Connoly, N.D.B.: A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida,“ in American Studies 54.2 (2015): 11-12.

  • Sattler, Julia. “Genealogy” The Social History of the American Family. An Encyclopedia. Eds. Marilyn J. Coleman, Lawrence H. Ganong. New York: Sage, 2014.

  • Sattler, Julia. “Review Nye, David: America’s Assembly Line.”American Studies 53.1 (2014): 243-244. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia. “Review Fuchs, Michael, Maria-Theresia (eds.): Placing America. American Culture and its Spaces.”  AAA 38.2 (2013): 242-244. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia, and Walter Grünzweig (eds.). Abschiedskuss für Gott—Gedichte. Bonn: Weidle 2013. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia. “Detroit and the Ruhr—Two Post-Industrial Landscapes.” New Global Studies 7.3 (2013): 87-98. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia. “I am she who will be free—June Jordan’s Transnational Feminist Poetics.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 38 (2013): 65-82. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia, and Walter Grünzweig. “People’s Poetry: Translation as Collective Experience.” Modern American Poetry: Points of Access. Eds. Kornelia Freitag and Brian Reed. Heidelberg: Winter, 2013. 157-176. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia. “Review Eckard, Petra, Klaus Rieser, Silvia Schultermandl (eds.): Contact Spaces of American Culture. Globalizing Local Phenomena.” AAA 38.1 (2013): 94-95. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia. “Kunstvermittlung als Stadtentwicklung.” Kreativwirtschaft und Stadt. Konzepte und Handlungsansätze zur Stadtentwicklung. Eds. Christa Reicher, Katharina Heider, Sven Schlickewei, Sabrina Schröter, and Johannes Waldmüller (Dortmund: IRPUD, 2011. Dortmunder Beiträge zur Raumplanung 138): 203-212. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia, and Walter Grünzweig. “Drei Türme: Die TU im U.” Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität. Eds. Andreas Broeckmann and Dieter Nellen. Bönen: Kettler, 2010. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia. “The Quest for Roots and Belonging in Contemporary American Biography.“ Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 2 (2010): 19-30. Print.

  • Sattler, Julia. "Rezension zu Zahlmann, Stefan: Autobiographische Verarbeitungen des gesellschaftlichen Scheiterns. Die Eliten der amerikanischen Südstaaten nach 1865 und der DDR nach 1989". theologie.geschichte 4 (2009). Web.

 

Vorträge Presentations

  • “‘The Largest City of Opportunity in the World:’ Detroit’s Contestations over Space during the Great Migration.” International Conference of Historical Geographers, The Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, July 2015.

  • “Ruhr|Detroit: Industrial Memories.” Polycentric City Regions in Transformation – The Agglomeration Ruhr in International Perspective. Essen, Germany, June 2015.

  • “Re-Inventing the Region: Narrating Change in Germany’s Ruhr.” The University of Iowa, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Iowa City, IA, USA, February 2015.

  • “Staging Detroit’s Urban Transformation in Contemporary Documentary Films.” New Visions Workshop on Cinema and Cinematic Practices in Times of Radical Urban Transformation, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, December 2014.

  • “‘Small Syllables of Revolution’—June Jordan’s global antiwar poetry.” European Association of American Studies Biennial Meeting, The Hague, The Netherlands, April 2014.

  • “Detroit in Contemporary American Culture.” Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, November 2013.

  • “Searching for Roots—Family Relations and Genealogy in Contemporary Mixed-Race Memoirs.” Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, November 2013.

  • “Ein Fotospaziergang durch Detroit” (A photographic exploration of Detroit). Conversations on City and Infrastructure initiated by the German Academy for Architecture and Urban Planning (DASL), Bochum, October 2013.

  •  “Ruhr/Detroit: Reading post-industrial regions in dialogue.” Biennial Meeting of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2013.

  • “‘A Detroit Poem has to have holes in it’—Redefining the Motor City.” German Association of American Studies Conference (DGfA-Tagung), Erlangen, May 2013.

  • “We got the story of America: The Quest for National Identity in Contemporary Mixed-Race Memoirs.” Uppsala University, Sweden, April 2013.

  • “‘An Abandoned Factory, Detroit’: Explorations at the new frontier.” Uppsala University, Sweden, April 2013.

  • “The Poetics of Urban Transformation: Narrating Structural Change in Germany’s Ruhr Region.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, January 2013.

  • “‘Say nice things about Detroit’: Reading the American post-industrial Landscape.” Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, November 2012.

  • “Detroit, City of Possibilities: Constructing the Urban as Frontier”. RAAS – Fulbright Conference on Remapping Urban Spaces – American Challenges, Constanta, Romania, October 2012.

  • with Meagan Elliott (University of Michigan). “Reading Ruhr/Detroit”. Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Essen, Germany, September 2012, with Meagan Elliott

  • “Family Secrets: A Relational Reading of Contemporary Mixed Race Memoirs”. German Association of American Studies Conference (DGfA-Tagung), Mainz, Germany, June 2012.

  • “‘I am the Martin Luther King dream. I am the new America’: American Identity and Exceptionalism in Contemporary Mixed Race Autobiography.” Hungarian Association of American Studies Conference (HAAS 9), Eszterhazy Karoly College, Eger, Hungary, May 2012.

  • “‘No clamor for a kiss’: The Politics of Forgiveness in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” University of Debrecen, Hungary, May 2012.

  • “Space, Culture, and the Past in the American South”, Birzeit University, Palästina, September 2011.

  • “The Dortmund Westend: Urban Transformation in the Ruhr Region”, Birzeit University, Palästina, September 2011.

  • “Public Genealogies and Legitimacy”. Southern American Studies Association (SASA), Atlanta, GA, USA, Februar 2011.

  • ““I am the new America”: Reconsidering “American-ness” in the Age of Obama”. IDEA Colleque, Nancy, Frankreich, September 2010.

  • “From Onkel Toms Hütte to the Spirit of Georgia: The American South in German Popular Culture”. Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, New Orleans, LA, USA, April 2010.

  • “Toward a Cosmopolitan Memory? History, Memory and the Debate Around Slavery in the Contemporary United States”. Nordic Association of American Studies Biennial Meeting, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, Mai 2009.

  •  “'I Am in All America. All America Is in Me.'” – Negotiating Identity in Contemporary Multiracial Autobiographies”. Postgraduate Forum, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, November 2008.

  • “Finding Roots, Marking Kinship: Unsettling Family, Memory, and Genealogy”. Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Williamsburg, VA, USA, April 2008.

  • “Family Secrets: Memory, Roots, and South’s Bi-Racial Heritage in Contemporary American Fiction”. Olomouc American Studies Colloquium, Olomouc, Tschechische Republik, September 2007.

 

Konferenzorganisationen Conferences Organized

 

Öffentliche Veranstaltungen, Workshops und Moderationen Public Events, Workshops, and Moderations

  • Guest, Dortmunder Bücherstreit, October 2015 and April 2016

  • German-American Student Workshop in Urban Planning: “Industrial Heritage and Brownfield Redevelopment,” Dortmund, June 2015.

  • Jury Member Workshop: “Narratives of Decline,” with Prof. Jerry Herron (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA), Learning From Detroit: Turbulent Urbanism of the 21st Century, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, May 2014.

  • Book Presentation: “Kissing God Goodbye/ Abschiedskuss für Gott,” (with the actress Barbara Blümel, Walter Grünzweig, and Dortmund students), Dortmund, Germany, January 2014.

  • Workshop: “Ruhr/Detroit: A Comparative Approach to Post-Industrial Regions,” Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, November 2012.

  • German-American Student Workshop in Urban Planning: “Military Urbanism,” Dortmund, May 2013, Jury Member.

  • Commentary: “Detroits Demontage—Was bleibt wenn die Industrie geht?,” (Deconstructing Detroit—what remains after the industry?) Week of Justice, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Berlin, November 2012.

  • Reading: “High Culture, Low Culture: The Dortmund Westend,” LODE-PORT – International Excellence School of Innovative Approaches in Regeneration Planning and Design of Low Density Urbanized Polycentric Regions in Transformation, TU Dortmund University, September 2012.

  • Workshop with Walter Grünzweig and Meagan Elliott: “Cultural Landscape Ruhr Identity,” LODE-PORT – International Excellence School of Innovative Approaches in Regeneration Planning and Design of Low Density Urbanized Polycentric Regions in Transformation, TU Dortmund University, September 2012.

  • Exhibition: “Ruhr|Ruin Porn?,” TU Dortmund University, July – October 2012, curator.

  • Co-organizer: German program for Elizabeth Rosner (author/Berkeley, CA) to Germany, April 2012, moderator of a conversation between Elizabeth Rosner and Dortmund students.

  • Workshop with Walter Grünzweig: “Dialogic Teaching in the Intercultural Classroom,” Education Day, Haagse Hogeschool, The Hague, Netherlands, November 2011.

  • Co-organizer: German program for Senator George McGovern to Germany, October 2011.

  • Workshop: “Interkulturelle Kompetenz durch Kulturelle Bildung?” (Developing Intercultural Competence through Arts Education), Dortmund, September 2011.

  • Workshop: “Urbane Landwirtschaft – eine Alternative für NRW?“ (Urban Agriculture - an Option for Northrhine Westphalia?), Aachen, May 2011.

  • Workshop: “Foster Global Citzenship through the Arts.” Transatlantic Dialogue: Living Culture in the University, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, May 2011.

  • Exhibition: “Auf den zweiten Blick: Architektur der Nachkriegszeit in NRW.” (Architecture of the Postwar Period in North Rhine-Westphalia) in the “Dortmunder U – Center for Arts and Creativity”, September 2010 – November 2010, co-organizer.

  • Exhibition: “U-Westend: Ein Stadtteil im Dortmunder U.” (U-Westend: An Urban Area in the Dortmunder U) in the “Dortmunder U – Center for Arts and Creativity”, July – September 2010, co-organizer.

  • Workshop: “Walking in the Westend: The Transformation of an Urban Wasteland into a Creative Space,” Space Collective, Dortmund, June 2010.

  • Panel Moderator: “Creative Cities—Framing Creative Spaces”, CultureEntrepreneurshipForum, Dortmund, June 2010.

  • Exhibition: “tu|kultur”– Eröffnungsausstellung der Fakultäten der  Technischen Universität Dortmund (Opening Exhibition of the Faculties of TU Dortmund University) in the Dortmunder U – Center for Arts and Creativity, May – July 2010, co-organizer.

  • Exhibition: “Creative Spaces – A Metropolis in the Making,” Faculty of Culture Studies, TU Dortmund University, October 2009, co-organizer with Sina Nitzsche.

  • Workshop: “Culture, Politics and Society in the American South.” Fridjof Nansen Akademie, Ingelheim, Germany, November 2009.

  • Reading Performance with students: “Our Hell in High Water” about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Dortmund, February 2009 and June 2009.

 

Lehrveranstaltungen Courses

Ringvorlesung Lecture Series
  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. SoSe 2015, TU Dortmund.

  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. WiSe 2014/15, TU Dortmund.

  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. SoSe 2014, TU Dortmund.

  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. WiSe 2013/14, TU Dortmund.

  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. WiSe 2012/13, TU Dortmund.

  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. SoSe 2013, TU Dortmund.

  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. SoSe 2012, TU Dortmund.

  • Ringvorlesung Berufsfeld Kulturwissenschaften. WiSe 2011/12, TU Dortmund.

 
Hauptseminare Graduate-Level Seminars
  • “One Way Ticket to Freedom“: The Great Migration in American Literature and Culture. WiSe 2015/16, TU Dortmund.

  • The American South in the German Imagination. SoSe 2015, TU Dortmund.

  • Storytelling and the City: Urbanity in German and American Literature and Culture. WiSe 2014/15, TU Dortmund.

  • Ruhr|Detroit: Post-Industrial Regions in Dialogue. SoSe 2014, TU Dortmund.

  • “Love and Marriage”: Hollywood and German Dating and Wedding Rituals. WiSe 2013/14, with Hartmut Holzmüller and Walter Grünzweig, TU Dortmund.

  • “The Past in the Present”: Approaches to Public History. WiSe 2013/14, TU Dortmund.

  • Ruhrbanität III. SoSe 2013, with Martina Oldengott and Christa Reicher, TU Dortmund.

  • “One way ticket to freedom”: The Great Migration in American Literature and Culture. SoSe 2013, TU Dortmund.

  • Ruhrbanität II. WiSe 2012/13, with Walter Grünzweig, Martina Oldengott, and Christa Reicher, TU Dortmund.

  • Post-Industrial. WiSe 2012/13, TU Dortmund.

  • Ruhr|Detroit. SoSe 2012, TU Dortmund.

  • Ruhrbanität/ Erprobungs- und Ermunterungsraum Emschertal 2020. WiSe 2011/12, with Walter Grünzweig, Martina Oldengott, Jan Polivka and Christa Reicher, TU Dortmund.

  • Turning Sorrow into Song: Holocaust Fiction of the First and Second Generation. SoSe 2011, with Walter Grünzweig, TU Dortmund.

  • June Jordan’s Poetry: Interpretation through Translation. WiSe 2010/11, with  Walter Grünzweig, TU Dortmund.

  • The Obama Presidency. WiSe 2009/2010, with Walter Grünzweig, TU Dortmund.

 
Proseminare Undergraduate-Level Seminars
  • Introduction to American Literary and Cultural Studies. WiSe 2015/16, TU Dortmund.

  • Introduction to American Literary and Cultural History. SoSe 2015, TU Dortmund.

  • Intensivseminar Amerikanistik: Kulturelle Bildung. WiSe 2010/11, with Walter Grünzweig und Christina Siedlaczek, TU Dortmund.

  • Creative Spaces 2010: A Metropolis in the Making? Intensivseminar, WiSe 2009/10, with Sina Nitzsche, TU Dortmund.

  • The American South in the German Imagination. SoSe 2009, TU Dortmund.

  • “Come Hell or High Water”: After Katrina. WiSe 2008/09, TU Dortmund.

  • Female Southern Writers. SoSe 2008, TU Dortmund.

  • “In Them Ole Cotton Fields Back Home”: The American South in the German Imagination. WiSe 2007/08, TU Dortmund.

  • “Beyond Grits and Gravy”: Literature and Culture of the American South. SoSe 2007, TU Dortmund.

 

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