anna-rebecca nowicki

Anna-Rebecca Nowicki

PhD student in Germanic Languages & Literatures
Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
research interests:
  • Disability Studies
  • Spatial Theory
  • Gender & Feminist Theory
  • 19th Century Austrian and German Literature
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mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB 1104
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130
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Anna-Rebecca graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 2013, with bachelor's degrees in German studies and philosophy.

In 2013-14, she was part of the LMU exchange program and received her master's degree at Washington University. Anna is now a PhD candidate in German as well as part of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies certificate program. Her dissertation project is titled "Die Poetik der Abweichung: Menschen mit Behinderung und ihre Familien in der deutschen und österreichischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts." Anna is specifically interested in the depiction of disability and families within literature with a particular focus on bodies and norms.

She was previously awarded the OeAD Franz-Werfel Fellowship and is currently doing research at the Brenner Archive in Innsbruck, Austria.