Sarah Marak, M.A.
Critical Terrorism Studies
Nostalgia and Sentimentality
Current Research Projects
Fictions of Ecoterror: Radical Environmental Activism in US Culture (Dissertation Project)
M.A. in North American Studies: Culture and Literature, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (2018)
B.A. in English and American Studies and Italian, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (2015)
- 2019-present: project coordinator of The Global Sentimentality Project
- 2018-present: research assistant with teaching assignment at the chair of American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Fellowships & Grants
- 2020: short-term visiting research scholar at the Center for Environmental Futures, University of Oregon, Eugene.
- 2019: BAA Summer Academy 2019, “State Narratives in Comparative Perspective”.
Marak, Sarah. “Anthropocene.” Critical Terms in Futures Studie. Ed. Heike Paul, Palgrave Macmilllan, 2019. 19-22.
- “Imagining Eco-Activism from 9/11 to the Anthropocene: State of Fear and The Overstory.” International Conference: “Civil Society and the Law: Civil Disobedience, Protest, and the (Re)writing of Environmental Politics,” 12 November 2020, University of Lausanne.
- “’Trees Older than America’: The Redwoods in the Cultural Imaginary of the United States.” NeMLA Annual Conference 2020, 5-8 May, Boston, MA.
- “’I Walked Out of the Forest a Different Woman’: Anthropocentrism, Relationality, and Activism in Julia Hill’s The Legacy of Luna.” Workshop: “Ecocrotical Life-Writing in the Dystopic Present”, 4-5 Dec. 2019, Augsburg University.
- “Tree Huggers or Terrorists? Environmental Activism in US Culture.” Project presentation at the annual BAA Summer Academy 2019 “State Narratives in Comparative Perspective”, May 25 – June 8, Nuremberg.
- The ‘War on Terror’ in US Popular Culture (PS)
- Linguistic Variety and Cultural Difference (Kombimodul)
- Ecocriticism (PS/MS) – in collaboration with Moira Marquis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill