Dr. Kristina Graaff

KG-photo Kristina Graaff is Junior Faculty at Humboldt University’s American Studies Program where she obtained her PhD in 2014. She has been a doctoral fellow at the DFG-Transatlantic Graduate Research Program Berlin – New York, and Visiting Faculty at the University of Washington and Fordham University.

Her areas of research include 19th – 21st century U.S. popular culture, prison studies, critical race theory, (informal) literary economies, as well as dis/ability in psychological advice culture. Among her recent publications are Street Literature: Black Popular Fiction in the Era of U.S. Mass Incarceration (Heidelberg: Winter Publishing 2015) and the co-edited volume Urban Street Vending in the Neoliberal City: A Global Perspective on the Practices and Policies of a Marginalized Economy (New York: Berghahn Books 2015).