Doctoral Student Marie-Luise Löffler Awarded Böll Scholarship

Marie-Luise Löffler has been awarded a highly competitive scholarship from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung to fund her Ph.D. project on African American women’s literature. Marie’s proposal was one of around just 50 selected from a pool of several thousand in a rigorous, multi-stage application process. The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is affiliated with the Green Party and supports, among others, projects addressing gender and minority issues.

Marie’s dissertation will expand on her master’s thesis, which she wrote under the guidance of Prof. Anne Koenen and Dr. Katja Kanzler. In it, she studies representations of motherhood in the work of Nella Larsen, a prominent black female author of the Harlem Renaissance. The Ph.D. work, which began in September, is advised by Prof. Koenen.