Graduate Students

Janine Wahrendorf joined the department in Fall 2014 as a Craig Fellow.


Ph.D. student and fellow, German Studies, Rutgers University

M.A., Media Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, 2013

B.A., Theatre Studies / Media Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, 2010

Work Experience:

Research Assistant, Ruhr-University Bochum, 2009-2014

Teaching, Ruhr-University Bochum, "The televisual kiss and its ancestors," 2014 (undergraduate)

Academic Interests:

Representation of Gender

Cultural Studies

Terrorism in literature and film


"Gendertrouble im amerikanischen Fernsehen des 21. Jhds? Glee und das Spiel mit Geschlechtsidentiäten" In: Online Journal Kultur & Geschlecht #9 - 2012.

"Street Art als Situation" In: Jakob Heller / Simone Brühl "Re:Medium - Standortbestimmungen zwischen Medialität und Mediatisierung." Kleine Mainzer Reihe zur Theaterwiss, Tectum Verlag, 2013.

Conference Papers:

"Street Art als Situation," Graduate Conference, Mainz, 2011

"Culture Jamming as Subersive Act," Disorienting Media, Bochum, 2012

"Politically (in)correct? How the teenage fans of Glee are trying to change the show and the world," NECS Conference, Prague, 2013

"Remixing TV. The struggle of creativity, supply and demand in tumblr roleplay games," NECS Conference, Milan, 2014