New BAA-fellows for the Dartmouth Summer Institute announced

The Bavarian American Academy is pleased to announce the new BAA-fellows for “The Future of American Studies” Summer Institute at Dartmouth College, which will take place from Monday, June 17, through Sunday, June 23, 2019. Daniela Gutiérrez and Marissa Weber will attend the one-week summer institute, headed by our honorary BAA-member and professor at Dartmouth, Donald E. Pease. It will provide a shared space of critical inquiry that brings the participants' work-in-progress to the attention of a network of influential scholars.


For travel and accommodation, the BAA awards a scholarship of €1150 ($695 tuition and €500 travel grant) each.  


We wish Daniela Gutiérrez and Marissa Weber a fruitful and interesting time at Dartmouth College.


You can find more information on the Dartmouth Summer Institute here:




About the fellows 


Marissa Weber is currently employed by the department of English and American Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), where she is also enrolled in the North American Studies program. Her research interests include critical prison studies, anti-colonial studies, gender studies, and countercultures, as well as the ways in which these fields connect to and have been shaped by contemporary media and digital spaces.


Daniela Gutiérrez completed her undergraduate studies on journalism, political science and international studies at California State University, Long Beach. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation on transnational indigenous social movements in the Americas at the chair of American Studies at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Before joining the Global Sentimentality research project, Daniela had been working on transatlantic and transpacific international cooperation for several years. Her research interests include political ecology, social change, decolonial thought and constructions of sovereignty, global discourse of Human Rights and intersectional transnational solidarity.


(Photos: Daniela Gutiérrez © Daniela Gutiérrez and Marissa Weber © Marissa Weber)