Anne Roehrborn is a 5th year PhD Candidate in Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. Her research focuses on contemporary German literature, film since 1989. She is particularly interested in intercultural discourses and postcolonialism. She has presented on works by Ingeborg Bachmann, Christine Brooke-Rose, Yoko Tawada, and filmmaker Stephan Geene and published on "Intercultural Encounters and Intermediality in Yoko Tawada's Das Nackte Auge." She received her M.A. in German Philology and Ancient History from the Technical University in Berlin.
Her project investigates discourses of discrimination and xenophobia in selected contemporary texts of different genres. Considering the specificities of each medium, the project aims to paint a comprehensive picture of the current affective society in Germany since the 2000s and the ways in which it is influenced by the historical trauma of Nazism.