Amy Doherty Mohr teaches courses in American literature, with a focus on modernism, literature and society, and regional literature. Before moving to Munich, she was a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her PhD in English from Tufts University and her MA from Brown University. Along with teaching and editing academic writing, she has published essays in scholarly journals in Europe and the US, including The European Journal of American Studies and The Southern Quarterly.
She is currently working on a research project, Transatlantic Convergences in the Work of Cristina García and Werner Sollors, with Professor John Lowe from the University of Georgia. In September of 2022, she visited UGA and presented on her research as part of their faculty exchange with LMU. In May 2022, she presented at the MESEA (The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas) Conference in Larnaka, Cyprus.
She co-organized a conference, New Orleans, A Sense of Place: Environmental and Cultural Resilience, co-convened by the Amerika-Institut and the Rachel Carson Center, LMU and Amerikahaus, 21-22 July 2022.
“Bearing Witness: Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’” and the Ethical Power of Testimony.” Southern Studies in Europe, special issue of The Southern Quarterly, edited by Lia Kindinger, pp. 75-93.
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