Research Interests

+ U.S. Business History
+ Theory of Management
+ Leadership
+ Diversity
+ Positive Psychology
+ 19th-Century American Literature


Winter 2016/17                Diversity Management in Marketing: Pluralism Beyond Gender (Seminar, U Giessen)
Summer 2016                  Leading Women in U.S. Business History and Present (Lecture, U Giessen)
Summer 2016                  Technology 4.0: How New Media Transform the Work Place (Proseminar, U Marburg)
Winter 2015/16                Start-Up Women in U.S. Business History and Present (Proseminar, U Marburg)

Selected Publications 

“The (Ante-)Narrative of G/growth in Management Consulting as Liminal Sense-Making Strategy.” ReThinking Management: New and Critical Perspectives on Managing and Organizing, with and beyond Cultural Turns. Ed. Wendelin Küpers, Stephan Sonnenburg, and Martin Zierold. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2017. 151-70. Preview:

(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim: Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2014. Preview:

“The Airport as Metaphor of ‘Homeland Insecurity’: Arab/Americans in Transit.” Transnational American Studies. Ed. Udo Hebel. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012. 375-99.

Selected Talks 

» „Pragmatic Reading: Learning Praxis by Reading Autobiography – Peter Drucker’s Adventures of a Bystander.“ 5th International Research Methods Summer School 2016 (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. 29 May 2016.
» „Sheherazade Teaching Arabs, Writing Self: Negotiating Arab American Womanhood.“ 2014 World Congress of Middle East Studies (WOCMES), METU Ankara. 19 Aug 2014.
» “The Devil Wears Prada – Female Leadership in Fashion?” Philipps University Marburg. 3 June 2014.
» “Diversity Management in Hochschulen: Käsekuchen oder Gugelhupf? Aktuelle Diskussionen und Perspektiven.” Philipps University Marburg. 20 Nov 2013.
» “First World Crisis, Third World Aid: Grameen America and the U.S. Politics of Poverty.” 2013 Annual Meeting of the Political Science Division of the German Association for American Studies. Lambrecht. 8 Oct 2013.
» “Just More of the Same Orientalist Feminism? Economic Framing in Sex and the City 2.” Contemporary Research in Arab American Studies: New Trends and Critical Perspectives. Dearborn. 6 Nov 2011.