Prof. Dr. Ruth Mayer
Ruth Mayer, born 1965, has been chair of American Studies at the English Department of Leibniz University Hanover since 2001. Her main research interests include Cultural Studies and Science Studies; she has recently focused on culture contact and globalization scenarios in literature and culture; another field of interest is American popular culture.
Within the Popular Seriality Research Unit, Ruth Mayer has directed the sub-project "Serial Figures and Media Change" (with Shane Denson) during the first funding period (2010-2013). During the second funding period (2013-2016), she is directing the sub-project "Serializing Mass Culture."
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