Elena van den Berg

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After living in the US for a year, working as an au pair in Arizona, I received my BA in Literary, Cultural and Media Studies from the University of Siegen in 2014. Apart from my focus on French language and literature during my undergraduate studies, I mainly engaged in American literature and culture. Especially the field of African American Studies developed into a major academic interest of mine, which is why my thesis centered around novels by Toni Morrison and Zora Neale Hurston. While I want to pursue this interest during my graduate studies here in Leipzig, I also want to expand my knowledge of US politics and history. As I was able to gain extensive experience during a six-month internship at a public cultural institution in Stuttgart, my future career goal revolves around working at an institution of intercultural exchange.