Molina Klingler, M.A.

Molina Klingler is a PhD student at the Graduate School of the Humanities, University of Würzburg (JMU). She graduated from the JMU and the University of Eastern Illinois with an M.A. in American Studies/German Studies and completed a teaching degree (Staatsexamen Gymnasium). Currently, she is a scholarship recipient of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and works as assistant to the executive director of the German Association for American Studies. Her PhD project “The Unalienable Right of Life: Multispecies Democracy and Speculative Writing” (working title) is located in the field of American Studies and the Environmental Humanities. It explores the relation between the literary imagination, knowledge, and environmental policy and politics from an ecocritical perspective. Further research interests include narratology, biopolitics and environmental law, and poetry. As a member of the network, she will conduct a research project on “Environmentalism and Manifest[o] Knowledge: the Speculative “Eco-Manifesto” Calls for Action.”