Rieke Jordan is a PhD candidate in the culture department at the Graduate School of North American Studies at FU Berlin. She received her BA from Bielefeld University in 2009 and her MA from the John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at FU Berlin in 2012. She studied at the University of Amsterdam during an ERASMUS semester in 2010/2011. She was the DAAD Global Humanities Junior Fellow at the Humanities Center at the Johns Hopkins University in 2014. In 2015, she won the Ralph Donald Award of the MAPACA which recognizes outstanding presentations.