Lea Brandes is currently enrolled in the North American Studies MA program at Bonn University, which is a joint venture with the Master’s program at the University of Cologne. She received her BA in American Studies at Frankfurt University. Her scholarly interests focus on the intersections of cultural studies, history, and gender studies. She is also interested in the field of postcolonial studies. At the moment, she is trying to find a topic for her Master’s thesis. Other than that, Brandes enjoys mostly anglophone popular culture in its many forms and is actively involved in Bonn’s local affairs.