Dr. Nathalie Aghoro

North American Literary and Cultural Studies, LMU München

Nathalie Aghoro is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amerika-Institut of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and an inaugural member of the interdisciplinary DFG research training group “Practicing Place – Socio-Cultural Practices and Epistemic Configurations” (GRK 2589/1). Her main research interests are nineteenth to twenty-first century American literature, social justice, solidarity, and public sphere studies, sound and media studies, African and Asian American literature, as well as video game and visual culture. Her book Sounding the Novel: Voice in Twenty-First Century American Fiction (Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018) examines the sonic mediality of voice in the works of Richard Powers, Karen Tei Yamashita, Jennifer Egan, and Jonathan Safran Foer. She is the editor of The Acoustics of the Social on Page and Screen (Bloomsbury, 2021) and her publications include essays on postmodern novels, contemporary literature, and Afrofuturism. She is also on the editorial board of the De Gruyter book series Video Games and the Humanities and the principal investigator (together with Katharina Fackler from the University of Bonn) of the DFG-funded scientific network “The Cultural Politics of Reconciliation” (2023-2025). Her current DFG-funded book project deals with the ties between social justice and situated cultural practices such as the writing, building, and picturing of shared places.