Claudia Hachenberger, M.A.

Research Interests

  • Inter-American Studies
  • Hemispheric Studies
  • Latin American Literary Studies
  • Postcolonialism
  • Ecocriticism


  • Doctoral Fellowship by the Villigst Protestant Academic Foundation (Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst)
  • Substituting the Assistant Professor at the Chair of North American Literary Studies (October 2019 – January 2020)
  • Lecturer at the Institute for Romance Studies (Spanish Literature Classes, April 2019 – September 2019)
  • Travel grants by the Office for Gender and Diversity, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (February 2019), the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (April 2019), and the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, April 2020)
  • Mentee in the ARIADNEphil-Program for young female academics (Office for Gender and Diversity, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) (April 2018 – September 2019)
  • Master of Arts (The Americas/Las Américas) (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2018)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ibero-Romance and English and American Studies (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2016)
  • Scholarship for the Fulbright American Studies Summer Session at Humboldt University, Berlin (Summer 2015)

Memberships and Functions

  • Representative of the doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (Promovierendenkonvent, since October 2019)
  • Member of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA)
  • Member of the International Association of Inter-American Studies e.V. (IAS)
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on the Americas (RIIA)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of americana
  • Member of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) and of the Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS)

Papers and Lectures

  • upcoming: “Sandra Cisneros’ “Woman Hollering Creek” (1991) – A Magical Realist Short Story Promoting the Possibility of Reinventing Gender Roles in the US-Mexican Borderlands.” The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) 2020 Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Larnaka, Cyprus, May 27-30, 2020.
  • upcoming: “Global Ecological Citizenship in Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia (1975) – Promoting a Non-Anthropocentric Relationship between Humanity and Nature.” The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) 2020 Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, May 1-3, 2020.
  • upcoming: “Gioconda Belli’s Waslala. Memorial del Futuro (1996) – Illuminating the Gap Between a Bleak Future Scenario Concerning Nicaragua’s Hegemonic Order and the Alternative Community of Waslala.” Society of Latin American Studies (SLAS) 2020 Conference, University of Amsterdam, April 17-18, 2020.
  • “Karen Tei Yamashita’s Through the Arc of the Rain Forest (1990) – A Postcolonial and Ecocritical Novel Promoting a Global Ecological Citizenship.” International Workshop: Ecocritical Life Writing in the Dystopic Present, University of Augsburg, December 5-6, 2019.
  • “James Cañón’s Tales from the Town of Widows (2007) – A Contemporary Feminist Utopia Based on the Discovery of Self-Determined Identity.” Society of Latin American Studies (SLAS) 2019 Conference, University of Leicester, April 4-5, 2019.
  • “Latino Otherness in the Netflix series Narcos.” International Conference on Film Studies on Identity, Projection and the Other. London Centre of Interdisciplinary Research, University of London, February 9, 2019.


 Journal Articles


  • Introduction to English and American Literary Studies (GS Literature)
  • Introduction to Spanish Literary Studies (BS Spanische Literaturwissenschaft)
  • Introduction to Literary Theory (AS Literature)
  • Seminar on Linguistic Variety and Cultural Difference (KS)
  • Ästhetik und gesellschaftskritische Potentiale des Realismo Mágico von den 1950ern bis heute (PS Spanische Literaturwissenschaft)
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