Judith J. Schreier

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In summer of 2017, Judith J. Schreier completed her two BA degrees in American Studies as well as in German as a Foreign Language at the University of Leipzig. After having weighed her options carefully, she decided in favor of American Studies Leipzig and is now a first-year MA student of the program. During her bachelor’s, she spent a semester at the University of Stockholm and another semester at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, where she was able to focus on women’s, LGBTQIA+, and queer studies. Through her studies and while doing individual research for her bachelor’s thesis that she wrote about the young adult novel Every Day by David Levithan, Judith became interested in the politics of the body in the American media landscape. She is curious about the portrayal and representation of ‘deviant’ bodies, such as fat and queer bodies, in American literature and culture. Her additional interests lie in feminist narratology, empowering poetry, and social media.