I started out studying political science and British and American studies at the Chemnitz University of Technology. After a change of University, I received my bachelor’s degree in British studies at Leipzig University and was admitted into the MA American studies program in 2010. My research focuses on film and media studies, with particular attention to the portrayal of minorities and gender, and the depiction of urban space in Hollywood as well as independent productions. I am also interested in popular culture and contemporary American literature on the American South and coming of age. In terms of my professional career, I would like to work as a teacher for adult education or in the media.