Lecturer, American Studies
Nicole Lindenberg is a lecturer in American Studies at the University of Münster. She studied English and Philosophy at Goethe University Frankfurt and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2014 to 2015, she was a fellow at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and in 2016 she participated in the Fulbright American Studies Institute “Why Black Lives Matter: Race and Politics in the U.S.” at San Francisco State University. Currently, she is working on her PhD thesis, which draws on Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology to investigate the theme of passing in Ralph Ellison’s unfinished second novel Three Days Before the Shooting…. In addition, she is editing a forthcoming volume of Ellison’s “Notes” for Three Days Before the Shooting…. Her articles “‘You have to leave home to find home’: Charismatic Violence and Split Habitus in Ralph Ellison’s Unfinished Second Novel” and “‘What if movie is Bliss’s own life?’: The Symbolic Violence of the Movie in Ralph Ellison’s Unfinished Second Novel/Three Days Before the Shooting…” were published in 2018. Her research and teaching interests include African American literature and culture, relational sociology, and power relations.
Together with Luvena Kopp (University Tübingen) and Stephan Kuhl (Goethe University Frankfurt), Nicole Lindenberg organizes the (Re)Reading Ralph Ellison Symposium, to be held at Goethe University on July 19–21, 2019. For more information on the symposium, please visit https://rereadingralphellison.de