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Franziska Böhme

Room 3501 | Phone: (0341) 973 7332
Office Hours: Wed. 3pm-5pm

http://americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/users/franziska-boehme
franziska.boehme@uni-leipzig.de
 

Biography

I was born and grew up in the southern Harz Mountains in Saxony-Anhalt. After graduating high school, I was enrolled in the BA program Intercultural European and American Studies at the University of Halle where I majored in American Studies and French Studies. In 2008, I came to American Studies Leipzig’s MA program.

Research

While always touching on politics, civil rights, and the US, my interests have tended to traverse disciplinary and conceptual boundaries. Over the course of my studies, I have worked on a wide range of topics, including US constitutional law and Supreme Court jurisprudence, affirmative action, and US policy against human trafficking. Currently, I am developing a dissertation project that will integrate my primary research interests in American politics, civil rights, and public law.

Current Position

I am currently enrolled as a PhD student at ASL and work as Program Coordinator for the BA Plus Program, which ASL launched in the summer of 2010. Within the scope of the program, I am responsible for internal communication with BA Plus fellows, alumni relations, and for public relations ranging broadly from printed material to the program’s website.

I also work as the internship coordinator at ASL. As such, I am responsible for the internship section of the American Studies Leipzig website and help students with all internship-related questions. In the summer semester 2011, I will host the internship workshop which provides valuable information to students interested in completing an internship. We will talk, for instance, about where to find an internship and where to seek funding.

Presentations and Publication

  • "The Hidden Agenda behind the Hidden Crisis? The George W. Bush Administration’s Fight against Human Trafficking and the Anxiety over Sexuality." Presentation. Annual Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies. University of Essen-Duisburg. 13 November 2010.
  • "Of Victims, Villains, and Heroes: The Dominant Sex Trafficking Discourse in Trade." Presentation. TRANS/INTER/INTRA: Ways of Exploring the Americas. University of Bielefeld. 14 June 2010.

  • With Tanja N. Aho, Ingrid Betz, Susan Büttner, Sebastian M. Herrmann, Benedikt M. Schäfer, Isabel M. J. Simão, eds. aspeers: emerging voices in american studies 2 (2009).

 

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