MPhil (German Studies/Philosophy, Freiburg 2000), PhD (Cologne 2004)
Tina-Karen Pusse is a Lecturer in German Studies at NUI Galway. After publishing in the area of laughter theory, autofiction, gender studies and early 20th century poetry, she developed a specialism in Environmental Humanities and hosts conferences and postgraduate summer schools in this field since 2011. Recent publications focus on the anthropocentrism/ecocentrism divide, on representations of the ecological uncanny, right wing cultures of apocalypse preparedness, and the metabolism of cities. With her current project Posthuman Futures: Ecology, Economy, Community, she is a research delegate of the ENLIGHT European University Alliance. Tina-Karen Pusse is currently Head of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at NUI Galway, a member of the Academic Council, Board Member of the German Studies in Ireland Association, Co-Editor of the Periodical Germanistik in Ireland, and Co-Chair of NUI Galway`s International Staff Network.