Project staff


Sarah Schmidt

M.A. in Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Universidad de Sevilla)

GRK-Coordinator since 2019





Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Eva M. Klein

Diploma in Psychology (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Dr. in Psychology (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Psychological Psychotherapist (in training)

Research areas: Migration and Mental Health




Dr. Nils-Frederic Wagner

M.A. in Philosophy and Sociology (Georg-August University Göttingen)
Dr. phil in Philosophy (Georg-August University Göttingen)

Research areas: Medical AI




Dr. Hamideh Mahdiani

M.A. in English Literature (Iran), M.A. in American Studies (Erlangen)
B.A. in English Literature (Iran)
Dr. phil. in American Studies

Research areas: Resilience Narratives




Former staff

Dr. phil. Klara Schubenz

M.A. in German Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Literature (University of Tuebingen and Yale University)
Dissertation in German Studies (Forest in 19th Century Literature)
Research Project: Environmental Health in the Context of Clean and Polluted Air

GRK-Postdoc 2019-2020


Claudia Buir

Certified Management Expert (University of Applied Sciences Mainz)
M.Sc. in Science Communication and Marketing (TU Berlin)

GRK-Coordinator 2014-2018


Dr. Anita Wohlmann

M.A. in American Studies and Film Studies
PhD in American Studies (Age Studies)
Research Project: "Body and Metaphor in Medical Humanities"

GRK-Postdoc 2014-2016