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  • Oct 2002
    “Research Award of the University’s Jubilee Endowment 2002″ (Wuerzburg)
    Award
  • Aug 2001
    Daimler Chrysler Foundation’s “Academy Award for Intercultural Studies 2001″ (Stuttgart)
    Award

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Prof. Dr. Karin Ikas, M.A.
studied Cultural Studies, English, American, Spanish & German Language and Literary Studies as well as Didactics at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) and at the Baverische Maximilians-University Wuerzburg (Germany), where she obtained her M.A. in 1996. She was a doctoral research fellow (DAAD grant and KAS-doctoral fellowship) at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque as well as the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Barbara (USA). In 1999, she received her Ph.D. in English and American Studies, Cultural Studies & Didactics at the Bayerische Maximilians-University Wuerzburg with overall excellence (’summa cum laude’). Her dissertation (Ph.D. thesis) on “Modern Chicana Literature: An Intercultural Analysis” (published in German as Die zeitgenössische Chicana-Literatur: Eine interkulturelle Untersuchung [Heidelberg, Winter, 2000] won the Daimler Chrysler Foundation’s “Academy Award for Intercultural Studies 2001″. In 2010 she obtained her second PhD (“Habilitation”) in English Studies at the Faculty of Modern Languages, Goethe University Frankfurt with a thesis on “’A Nation Forged in Fire’: Canadian Literature and the Construction of National Identity.“

Prof. Dr. Karin Ikas is recipient of the “Research Award of the University’s Jubilee Endowment 2002″ (Wuerzburg) and conducted postdoctoral research work at universities in Australia, South Africa, the USA and Canada. She is an Assistant professor/research lecturer at the Institutes for English and American Studies, NELK Department and Social Sciences at Goethe-University Frankfurt (M) and presently (for the summer term 2010) holds the position of a Substitute Professor for “English and New English Literary and Cultural Studies” at the Institute for English and American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt (M). She has published widely on English, Canadian, American, Australian, (Post-)Colonial, Gender and Jewish Studies. Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard) prefaced her latest co-edited book Communicating in the Third Space published with Routledge (New York/London) in 2009. Harrassowitz publishing house (Wiesbaden) has just released her edited collection of critical essay entitled Global Realignments and the Canadian Nation in the Third Millennium. Forthcoming is “’A Nation Forged in Fire’: Canadian Literature and the Construction of National Identity.“

In the summer term 2011 and the winter term 2011/2012 Prof Dr. Karin Ikas holds the position of a Substitute Professor for the Chair of Modern English Literature (chair holder: Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode) at the Department of English and American Studies at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Muenchen.

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