Raluca-Lucia Cimpean (HCA PhD in American Studies Scholarship, Landesgraduiertenförderung)
Raluca-Lucia Cimpean studied English and Romanian Language and Literature at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. In 2006, she received an M.A. in American Studies at the
Christian Maul (HCA PhD in American Studies Scholarship, Landesgraduiertenförderung)
Christian Maul studied English and German literature and linguistics at the University of Heidelberg and at San Francisco State University. His dissertation, which he completed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dieter Schulz, is entitled “From Self-Culture to Militancy, From Conscience to Intervention: Henry David Thoreau Between Liberalism and Communitarianism.”
Mohamed Ahmed Taha El Sayd Metawe
Mohamed Metawe graduated from Cairo University before he joined the HCA PhD Program in October 2008. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Junker and Dr. habil. Martin Thunert and completed a dissertation entitled “The Middle East in Transatlantic Politics, 2003-2009.”
Anja Milde (BASF Dissertation Scholarship)
Anja Milde received her M.A. in American Studies from Heidelberg University in 2008. Her dissertation, supervised by Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg, is entitled "'Liberal Oases in Conservative Hell': Blacks, Gays, and the Struggle for Equality."
Anthony Santoro (BASF Dissertation Scholarship)
Anthony Santoro was part of HCA’s first MAS Class of 2005 before joining the Ph.D. program in 2006. His dissertation is entitled “Exile or Embrace: The Religious Discourse on the Death Penalty in the Contemporary Era.” The project was supervised by Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg and Prof. Dr. Inken Prohl.
Karsten Senkbeil (Landesgraduiertenförderung)
Karsten Senkbeil graduated from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and the City College of New York before he joined the HCA PhD Program in October 2006. He worked under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marianne Hundt and completed a dissertation entitled “The Language of American Sports: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study.”
Cristina Stanca Mustea (BASF Dissertation Scholarship)
Cristina Stanca-Mustea received her M.A. in American Studies from Heidelberg University in 2006. She majored in Literature, Religious Studies, and Law. Her thesis was entitled “Carl Laemmle and the Making of Hollywood.”