Lena Mattheis is a lecturer and doctoral student in the Anglophone Studies Department at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After completing a year of social service in the field of cultural education, she studied French and Anglophone Literature, as well as Media Studies, at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2010-2015). She finished her studies with an M.A. thesis on urbanity in Namibia that was researched during an internship at the University of Namibia in Windhoek. Her current research is focused on narratability, as well as scale and the city in global anglophone novels.