Without an outstanding staff, no program can produce excellence. The Institute for American Studies in Leipzig is no exception. Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of our Staff members, American Studies Leipzig is able to create a teaching and research community of international caliber. That is why we see Staff as an essential element of the Scholarly Team. Staff members currently are:



 Anne Keyselt - Institute Secretariat

Room 3.506 | Phone: + 49 341 973 7330

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Dr. Sophia Manns-Süßbrich. Lead Librarian, Frank Freidel Memorial Library

Dr. Sophia Manns-Süßbrich is Lead Librarian for the overall American Studies collections at the University of Leipzig and specifically for the American Studies Frank Freidel Memorial Library. Sophia earned her doctorate at the University of Marburg in Slavic Studies. Sophia’s intellectual interests include reading Victorian crime novels. She has lived and visited the USA, Great Britain and the Ukraine. Sophia has been part of the American Studies team since 2001.





Sandra Rath – Internship Coordinator

Sandra is the internship coordinator at American Studies Leipzig. She is responsible for managing the internship section of the American Studies website, for providing information, and for helping students with all internship-related questions. Christin is currently enrolled as MA student at ASL.