ASLAA e.V. Interviewed Alumna Dr. Marie-Luise Löffler for Podcast WHAT'S NEXT

In a new episode of the American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association e.V.’s podcast What’s Next? Chats with American Studies Alumni, host Sandra Rath chats with Dr. Marie-Luise Löffler, Officer for Women’s and Gender Equality at the City of Heidelberg.

From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Löffler studied the Magister with the combination of American Studies and Art History at the University of Leipzig, spending a year abroad at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She went on to pursue her PhD in American Literary Studies. During that time, she was a research fellow at UC Berkley as well as Stanford University. Until 2013, she also held various positions at the Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, mainly as a research associate and lecturer. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Löffler was a research associate and coordinator for international exchanges at the University of Bremen. In 2017, she started a staff position at the Office for Equal Opportunities at the City of Heidelberg, heading the EU Project “GUIDE4YOU” to support women suffering from violence since 2019. In 2020, Dr. Löffler became the Officer for Women’s and Gender Equality at the City of Heidelberg.

In the episode, Dr. Marie-Luise Löffler speaks about her path to her PhD, her research fellowships at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, why she switched from academia to public service, what her current position entails, and much more.

Listen to the episode here or anywhere you get your podcasts.