Wiebke Kartheus is an MA student of American studies at Leipzig University. Together with her cohort she edited the 6th issue of the MA peer-reviewed journal aspeers entitled “American Memories.” In the current semester she is co-teaching this project to publish the 7th issue entitled “American Anxieties” in 2014. Having earned her Bachelor’s degree in World English studies and art history, Wiebke’s research interests lie at the intersection of Cultural studies and art history with special regard to aesthetic response and the politics of art criticism in relation to race, ethnicity, and gender. For the moment her analyses are overall informed by theories of race and the body as well as queer theory and post-structuralism. Her fascination with multidimensional texts caused Wiebke to engage in mediums that combine different textual and semiotic qualities, such as graphic novels or music videos.