Ina Batzke

Dr. Ina Batzke

Lecturer / Research Assistant
American Studies

Englisches Seminar
Johannisstraße 12-20
D - 48143 Münster

Room: 326
Phone: +49 (0) 251 - 83 - 2 4151
E-Mail: inabatzke

  • Research Areas

    • American Studies
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Law & Literature
    • Autobiography/Life Writing
  • CV


    PhD candidate, Graduate School Practices of Literature, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany
    Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany Master of Arts, English Department Degree: “Master of National and Transnational Studies”
    Hanze University, Groningen, The Netherlands Bachelor of Arts, Communication Science


    Lecturer and Research Assitant, American Studies Department, English Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany
    Research Assistant for TEFL, English Seminar Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
    Student research assistant, Hanze University Groningen


    Promotionsstipendium der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

    External functions

    gaps - association for anglophone postcolonial studies
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA)
  • Projects

    • Innovative Teaching Project in Collaboration with the ZHL (Center for Higher Education Didactics affiliated with the WWU) ( - )
      Own funding
  • Publications

    • Batzke, Ina. . Undocumented Migrants in the United States. Life Narratives and Self-Representations.: Routledge.
    • Batzke Ina, Erbacher Eric C., Heß Linda Maria, and Lenhardt Corinna (Eds.): . Exploring the Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, and Popular Culture. Bielefeld: Transcript.
    • Batzke, Ina. . ‘Der Gläserne Mensch 2.0: Self-Tracking and the Quantified Self Movement as New Communicative Practices.’ In Communication Forms and Communicative Practices, edited by Schildhauer Pater, Brock Alexander, 131-152. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
    • Batzke Ina, Hellmann Jens H. . „Der ‚Battle of the Texts‘ als Methode des Forschenden Lernens.“ Die Hochschullehre 4, No. 1.
    • Batzke, Ina. . ‘Of Aliens and DREAMers: Congressional Testimonies of Undocumented Migrants in the United States.’ ASAK Journal of American Studies 48, No. 1.
  • Talks

    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘Concealing and Revealing as Strategic Narrative Choices for Writers at Risk’. XI IABA Brasil 2018 (Special Panel: Concealing and Revealing), Sao Joao del Rei, Brazil, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘“Define American”: Undocumented Activism 2.0’. DGFA Annual Meeting 2018, Berlin, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘Undocumented Youth’s Testimonios as a Form of Narrative Dissent’. American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting 2017, Chicago, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘Undocumented Youths’ Testimonios as a Form of Narrative Dissent’. ASA Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, Illinois, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘"Illegal Alien or Refugee: Autobiographical Accounts of Unauthorized Crossings into El Paso, Texas"’. Marginalia: The Borders of the Border, IASA VII World Congress, Laredo, Texas, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘Aliens vs. DREAMers: Contemporary Renegotiations of Undocumented Migrants in the United States’. The Stories We Tell: Forceful Discourse and the Veracity of Narrative(s), UC Merced, Center for Humanities Conference, UC Merced, Kalifornien, .
    • Batzke Ina (): ‘“Obama‘s Immigration Legacy? Life Narratives of the Undocumented Youth”’. Academic Roundtable: Race in America, University of California Santa Barbara, .
    • Batzke Ina (): ‘“Undocumented Life Writing and Human Rights”’. IV Biennial Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies Human Rights in the Americas, University of California Santa Barbara, .
    • Batzke Ina (): ‘“Contesting Traditional Citizenship: Abject Cosmopolitanism in José Ángel N.‘s Illegal”’. 63rd Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies The United States and the Question of Rights, University of Osnabrueck, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘“Documenting the Undocumented: Online Life Stories of Undocumented Youth in the United States”’. Biennial Conference European Association for American Studies, Ovidius University, Constanta, Rumania, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘"Documenting the Undocumented: Life Writing of Undocumented Youth in the US"’. Life Writing: Ansätze in der Autobiografieforschung (Ringvorlesung WS 2015/2016), WWU Muenster, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘Documenting the Undocumented: Life Writing of Undocumented Youth in the US’. Ringvorlesung „Life Writing. Neue Ansätze in der Autobiographieforschung“, Universität Münster, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘"Aliens vs. DREAMers: Contemporary Renegotiations of Undocumented Migrants in the United States"’. Constellating “Americas”: Ex/Changes Beyond Transnationalism - IASA 7th World Congress/ASAK 50th International Conference, Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘"Contemporary Political Renegotiations of Undocumented Migrants in the United States DREAM Act Controversy"’. North American In/Securities: A Local-Global Nexus - Symposium, University of Turku, Finland, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘“‘Jose, Can you See’? Presence of Mexican Artefacts in U.S. Immigration Reform Protests”’. Annual Conference on Transatlantic History at the University of Arlington, Texas, University of Arlington, Texas, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘"(De)Stabilized TRUST in the Nation? The Difficulty of Including "Other" People"’. John F. Kennedy Institute Annual Graduate Student Conference, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland, .
    • Batzke, Ina (): ‘"Aliens vs. Dreamers: Contemporary Rhetorical Conceptions of Immigrants in the Controversies Surrounding the United States DREAM Act"’. Postgraduate Forum 2013, German Association for American Studies (DGfA), FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, .