Hanne Birk studied English and German Literatures and Cultures as well as Philosophy in Freiburg and at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. 2003-2005 research assistant in the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Memory Cultures’ (University of Giessen). 2008 PhD thesis (AlterNative Memories: Kulturspezifische Inszenierungen von Erinnerung in zeitgenössischen Romanen indigener Autor/inn/en Australiens, Kanadas und Aotearoas/Neuseelands). 2007-2009 research and work stay in London, UK and Heraklion, Crete. Since 2012 postdoc at the Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn. Research and publications focus on Indigenous literatures and cultures, postcolonial theories, Pacific literatures, narratologies, children’s literature and memory studies.