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 Claudia Müller, MA 

I still work on my dissertation on The Cultural Image of the Fat Poor in Contemporary American Literature and Culture (project poster, 2015 version), a stereotypical image emerging at the intersection of the discourses on poorness and on fatness. My supervisors are Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler and Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez (both American Studies Leipzig, Leipzig University). I was granted a scholarship by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (2013 - 2016).

I have worked as an editor and webmaster for several university homepages (2009 - 2010) and as a secretary to the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University (2017 - 2018).

I majored in American Studies at Leipzig University in 2008, also studying Journalism and Political Sciences. In my Magister thesis Fistfighting in Film: The Boxing Movie as an Ideological Spectacle and Its Deconstruction of Gender, Ethnicities and Class Identities I looked at US-American boxing movies as an ideological spectacle and especially at more recent boxing movies and their deconstruction of gender, ethnicity and class typical of the genre.

Publications

  • "Fat Poor Moms. Die Figur der dicken, armen Mutter in der US-amerikanischen Populärkultur" in Häusl, Maria, et al. Armut. Gender-Perspektiven Ihrer Bewältigung in Geschichte Und Gegenwart. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2016.

  • "The Welfare Mother and the Fat Poor: Stereotypical Images and the Success Narrative in Sapphire's Push." Essay, May 2013. Publication: COPAS - Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies COPAS 14.1 (2013).

  • "MOBELITE." Poem, March 2009. Publication: aspeers – emerging voices in american studies aspeers 2 (2009): 128-29.

Presentations

  • "Das stereotype Bild Fat Poor und Dynamiken der Kulturalisierung, Individualisierung und Biologisierung von Armut." May 17, 2015. Presentation at the Promovierendenforum 2015 by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Berlin.

  • "Fat Poor White Trash in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." January 30, 2015. 4th Regional Colloquium (Doc & Post-Doc in American Studies). Erfurt.

  • "The Gaze on the Poor." June 20, 2014. 3rd Regional Colloquium (Doc & Post-Doc in American Studies). Leipzig.

  • "Das stereotype Bild Fat Poor: Armsein und Dicksein im diskursiv hergestellten Zusammenhang." May 18, 2014. Presentation at the Promovierendenforum 2014 by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Berlin.

  • "The Image of the Fat Poor in Contemporary American Literature and Culture." May 17, 2014. Poster presented at the Promovierendenforum 2014 by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Berlin.

  • "Das Stereotyp Fat Poor - Armut und Fettleibigkeit im diskursiv hergestellten Zusammenhang." November 29, 2013. Conference: Armut - Gender-Perspektiven ihrer Bewältigung in Geschichte und Gegenwart at TU Dresden.
  • "Give Me The Food - Dicksein (und Armsein) in der Leistungsgesellschaft." October 24, 2013. Presentation as part of Body Buildings - Verortete Körperpolitik by weiterdenken (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Sachsen). Leipzig.
  • "The Image of the Fat Poor in Push (1996) and in Precious (2009)." October 11, 2013. 2nd Regional Colloquium: Postdoktoranden- und Doktorandenkolloquium. Jena.
  • "The Image of the Fat Poor in Contemporary American Literature and Culture." February 8, 2013. 1st Regional Colloquium: Joint Colloquium American Studies. Dresden.
  • "Intersectionality, Bodies, Push." Response to "Applying Intersectionality Theory to Fiction on Incest: Bastard Out of Carolina and Push" by Christine Vogt-William. July 13, 2012. Conference: Too Big to Ignore: Narratives of Inequality at the Department of English / North American Studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

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