Dr. Nathalie Aghoro

North American Literary and Cultural Studies, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Nathalie Aghoro is Assistant Professor of North American Literary and Cultural Studies at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt with an interest in auditory culture, postmodern and contemporary literature, media theory, and social justice. She studied American, English and French literary studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Royal Holloway, University of London. She was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013 and visiting lecturer in 2015 at Weber State University, Ogden, UT, USA. Her book Sounding the Novel: Voice in Twenty-First Century American Fiction (Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018) examines the sonic mediality of voice in the works of Richard Powers, Karen Tei Yamashita, Jennifer Egan, and Jonathan Safran Foer. She is the editor of the upcoming book The Acoustics of the Social on Page and Screen (Bloomsbury) and the co-editor of the 2017 JCDE special issue on Theatre and Mobility (with Kerstin Schmidt). Her publications include essays on postmodern novels, contemporary literature, and Afrofuturism in music. She is also on the editorial board of the De Gruyter book series Video Games and the Humanities. Her current book project deals with the ties between social justice and cultural practices in shared places.