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Curriculum Vitae


04/2017- Research Associate / Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Second book project/ Habilitation - working title: Practices of Comparing: Negotiating "Blackness" in the Harlem Renaissance in a Hemispheric Perspective)
American and Interamerican Studies, Department of British and American Studies/ SFB 1288 Practices of Comparing, Bielefeld University

2014- Teaching Position, American Literature and Culture
Heidelberg University, Faculty of Modern Languages

2014 Teaching Position, Diversity Management
Heidelberg University, Faculty of Theology

2013-2017 Research Associate / Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Department of Gender Equality and Social Diversity, University of Mannheim (amongst others: responsible for application for third-party funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, up to 2.25 m €, accepted; project leader of a 2 m € project; organization and coordination of events and conferences)

2006-2013 Various academic positions at the University of Mannheim and Heidelberg


PhD Student, Heidelberg University (Supervisor: Günter Leypoldt)
Working title: "The American Makeover Culture and Masculinities
Roots, Connections and Representations" (summa cum laude)

2018 Research Stay
Harvard University (Cambridge), Yale University (New Haven), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYC), Princeton University (Princeton), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)

2017 Visiting Scholar in Residence
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

2015 Visiting Scholar in Residence
American University, Washington, D.C., History Department

Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS)


Raussert W, Rocha Teixeira, Kaltmeier O, Campos P, eds. Doing and Undoing Comparisons in the Americas. fiar. forum for inter-american research 11.2 (2019).

Rocha Teixeira, Susana. "Introduction: Doing and Undoing Comparisons in the Americas." fiar. forum for inter-american research 11.2 (2019).

Rocha Teixeira, Susana, ed. Bodies in the Americas. fiar. forum for inter-american research 10.2 (2017).

Rocha Teixeira, Susana. "Introduction: Bodies in the Americas." fiar. forum for inter-american research 10.2 (2017).

Rocha Teixeira, Susana. "Troubled Contemporary Masculinities in The Hunger Games." ffk-Journal. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium 1 (2017).

Rocha Teixeira, Susana. "Disturbing Bodies: Bodily Decay in the American TV-Series Nip/Tuck and the American Makeover Culture.'' In: Dwyer S, Franks R, Green R, eds. With(Out) Trace: Interdisciplinary Investigations into Time, Space and the Body. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford; 2016.

Rocha Teixeira, Susana. Review: Lubin, David M.: Flags and Faces. The Visual Culture of America's First World War. Oakland: Univ. of California Press, 2015. H-Soz-Kult. 29.09.2015.


03/2018 “Practices of Comparing in the Context of Social Movements and Narratives of Resistance and Belonging“; Presentation – V Biennal Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies – Conference, Coimbra, Portugal

09/2017 “Representations of Masculinities in the American Makeover Culture“; Talk, Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University

09/2017 “Watching the Hunger Games in the Age of Trump“; Talk, Film and Media Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University

02/2017 “The Good Breast Documentary: U.S. Breast Cancer in the Age of the Mastectomy“; Film Discussion with Bernadette Wegenstein, HCA Heidelberg, Heidelberg University

07/2016 “Embodying the American Dream – Makeover, Beautification, and Bodies in the United States of America”, Keynote Address – Interdisciplinary Student Conference at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg Center for American Studies

04/2016 “World War I and the American Makeover Fiction”, Presentation – European Association for American Studies – Conference, Constanta, Romania

11/2015 “American Makeover Fiction”, Presentation – History Forum, American University, Washington, D.C.

06/2015 “Body Modifications & American Fiction” Invited for presenting research-project – Colloquium: American History (Jürgen Martschukat), Erfurt

05/2015 “Myths and Multiple Standards with Regard to Body Modifications” Presentation – Conference: „Genital Autonomy, Frankfurt

05/2015 “21st Century American Makeover Fiction” Presentation – HGGS-Conference: „Identities“, Heidelberg University

04/2015 “The Pros & Cons of having a PhD in American Literature/American Studies” Presentation – Working Group „junior scientists-Today“, Gummersbach

03-04/2015 “Wie Katniss Everdeen aus dem Seam zum „Girl on Fire“ wurde - Selbstinszenierung und Reality-TV in The Hunger Games” [How Katniss Everdeen Became The Girl on Fire], Presentation – 28. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, University of Mannheim

02/2015 “ A Brief History of Beautification in the United States of America” Talk, „Interpreting American Culture," American University, Department of History

01/2015 “Tilgung äußerlicher Spuren von Gewalt – Plastische Chirurgen als kollektiver Akteur im Prozess der Verarbeitung von Gewalt? ” [Removing Marks of Violence – Plastic Surgeons as Collective Actor], Invited for giving a presentation – Conference: „Kollektive Akteure“ und Gewalt. Macht und Ohnmacht im 20. Jahrhundert, University of Mannheim, Chair of Contemporary History (Philipp Gassert)

11/2014 “Die Inszenierung von Architektur, Landschaft und Körpern in US-amerikanischen Fernsehserien”, [The Role of Architecture, Landscape and Bodies in American TV-Series], Conduction of a workshop – 87. Kunsthistorischer Studierendenkongress: „Ansichtssache“, , Heidelberg University

10/2014 “Discussion of the Movie The Cut”, Talk and Discussion- Entwicklungspolitische Tage „Wem gehört mein Körper“, 10.30.2014, Greifswald

10/2014 “Modifying Fe-Male Bodies in the American TV-drama Nip/Tuck,” Presentation – International conference „Cut’n Paste the Body“, LMU Munich, Faculty of Social Sciences

08-09/2014 “Disturbing Bodies – Bodily Decay in the American TV-Series Nip/Tuck and the American Makeover Culture”, Presentation – International conference „Body Transformations“, University of Oxford, Mansfield College

08/2014 „Othering/Diversity in NGO‘s“ Presentation, TERRE DES FEMMES-working group on FGM, Frankfurt

05/2014 “The Representation of the American Makeover Culture in Fictional Makeover Culture ‘Texts’
Presentation – Retreat of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Annweiler

02/2014 Conduction of a Workshop – “How to Create Equal Rights”, Day of Action for Acceptance and Equal Rights, University of Mannheim

09/2013 „Othering/Diversity in NGO‘s“, Presentation – TERRE DES FEMMES-working group on FGM, Frankfurt am Main

06/2013 „Express Your-Self - Narrative in medialen Körperwahrnehmungen“, [Body-Narratives, Personal Identity and the Media], Presentation – HGGS – Conference „Identitäten“, Heidelberg University

02/2013 “Body Modifications in 20th and 21st Century American Literature, TV-Series & Movies”
Presentation – Bernese Winter School 2013, Münchenwiler