I am a traveler, a culture enthusiast, a teaching devotee, and a newcomer to blogging.
Coming from a culturally diverse family, I benefited from various experiences when growing up, one of which was visiting the United States and Canada. For as long as I can remember, this chance to see the world has left me filled with both familiarity and curiosity. Traveling has therefore always been a part of my life.
I am studying teacher training for vocational schools with an emphasis on social pedagogy and English at Leuphana University in Lüneburg with one semester to go before I finish my Master’s. With all the academic writing during my years of study, nothing had prepared me for one particular seminar last year: Tasks such as writing personal essays, monologues, and vignettes on your life left me both challenged and inspired.
I am thrilled about the amazing opportunity to be part of the American Studies Blog, as it gives me the chance to embrace all of my passions in a very interesting and inspiring environment of enthusiastic and gifted individuals.
In 2012 I started studying Cultural Studies in Lüneburg with Cultural Theory and Analysis and Media and Communication Studies as my main subjects and Philosophy as my minor. In the following years, I gained insights into a variety of viewpoints and approaches affiliated with the broad term of “culture” and learned that studying culture can be a very personal experience. As is writing, which has become a personal passion of mine that has grown with the number of semesters passing. However, it wasn’t until recently that I got the opportunity to contribute to the American Studies Blog, which I see as a potential merging and solidification of many fields of personal interest: the USA, writing fiction, journalistic writing and involving myself in various artistic, media, historical, sociological and philosophical topics from the perspective of a writer who has something to share.