Professor of North American Studies
Dept. of British, North American, and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
Astrid M. Fellner is chair of North American studies at Saarland University where she teaches US American and Canadian literatures, American cultural studies, gender studies, and body studies. She is also associate professor of American studies at the University of Vienna.
In 2008–2009 she held the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair at the Forum on Contemporary Europe at Stanford University and also served as visiting professor of comparative literature. In 2008 she was appointed adjunct professor at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. With Tim Conley (Bradley University, IL) and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna), Fellner is organizing the collaborative student exchange “Transatlantic Dialogues: American/Cultural Studies as a Transnational Project .” As the recipient of an Erwin-Schroedinger Fellowship, she spent two years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2003–2005). In 1997 Fellner was a visiting researcher at the University of California at Irvine, and in 1990 she was a Fulbright student at the University of Texas at Austin.
Fellner holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Her postdoctoral degree (Habilitation, University of Vienna) is in “American Studies.”