since 04/2019 Chairwoman of the AG "Erzählforschung" (Narrative Research), University of Wuppertal since 01/2019 Conference Organization: "Current Trajectories in Narrative Research", 27.-28. September, University of Wuppertal since 11/2018 Conference Organization: "Migrant States of Exceptions", 14.-16. November 2019, University of Wuppertal since 10/2018 Lecturer and Researcher, Chair of American Studies, University of Wuppertal since 10/2018 PhD candidate, Center for Graduate Studies, University of Wuppertal 04/2018-09/2018 PhD Student Representative of the Graduate School 'Practices of Literature' 01/2017-01/2018 Conference Organization: Pop Hero and Action Princess? Negotiating Gender in Popular Culture, WWU Münster Since 10/2017 Member of the Editorial Board of Textpraxis. Digital Journal for Philology Since 10/2017 Lecturer, Chair of American Studies, English Department, WWU Münster Since 10/2017 PhD Candidate, Graduate School 'Practices of Literature', WWU Münster 10/2016-09/2017 Research Assistant, Chair of American Studies, English Department, WWU Münster 03/2017-07/2017 Teacher for English and German, Städtisches Gymnasium Ahlen 08/2015-06/2016 Language Fellow at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 06/2014-06/2015 Conference Organization: “Self in the Making – Narrative and Performative Constructions of Identity.” WWU Münster 04/2015-09/2015 Student Assistant, Chair of American Studies, English Department, WWU Münster 10/2013-07/2015 Tutor Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies, English Department, WWU Münster 04/2014-01/2015 Student Assistant, Chair of British Studies, English Department, WWU Münster 10/2013-01/2017 Master of Arts British, American and Postcolonial Studies and Master of Education German Studies and English Studies, WWU Münster
Talks and Publications
06/2019 Workshop "Insult and Injury: Comedy as a Platform for Social Critique", Annual Meeting German Association for American Studies (GAAS/DGfA), Hamburg 03/2019 US American Pop Music and the Legacy of Slavery, The Sound of Germany, WWU Münster 11/2018 (Post)Memory, Trauma, and the City in Contemporary Zombie Narratives, Hotspots Ringvorlesung, WWU Münster 06/2018 Beyond the War on Terror: Marvel's Postpost-9/11 Television, Jubiläumstagung der Graduate School Practices of Literature, WWU Münster 2018 Espinoza Garrido, Lea. “Luke Cage as Postpost-9/11 TV: Spatial Negotiations of Race in Contemporary U.S. Television.” COPAS, 2018, vol. 19, no. 1. 03/2018 Feminist Challenges to Post-9/11 Nationalism in Dan Trachtenberg’s "10 Cloverfield Lane". Annual National Meeting Popular Culture Association / American Studies Association (PCA/ACA), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 11/2017 Spatial Negotiations of Race, Gender, and Disability in Contemporary U.S. Television. Postgraduate Forum of the German Association of American Studies, Humboldt-University Berlin. 10/2017 Black Spaces in the War on Terror - Marvel's "Luke Cage" as Post-Post-9/11 Television, Universität des Saarlandes 09/2017 Marvel's New (Anti-)Heroes - Challenging the White Male Able-Bodied Superhero Norm, Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, Würzburg 09/2016 9/11 Hauntings - The Archival Potential of the Undead City in Colson Withehead's "Zone One", WWU Münster
More information on Lea Espinoza Garrido can be found on the website of the Department for English and American Studies, University of Wuppertal as well as on the website of English Department of Münster University.