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Dr. Karolina Golimowska

Dr. Karolina Golimowska

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University



Dr. Karolina Golimowska studied English and American Studies, German Literature and Media Studies in Berlin and London. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her dissertation focuses on cities in post-9/11 American and British novels. In 2013 she was a visiting professor at the University of Richmond (Virginia, USA) and in 2014 she was awarded with the Caroline von Humboldt International Research Award and spent six months as a visiting scholar at New York University in NYC.

She is an author of short prose and journalistic pieces as well as a translator.

She has taught a range of seminars and workshops for BA and MA students: at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, as a visiting professor at the University of Richmond (Virginia, USA) and as a lecturer of the Fulbright Summer School.

Current FUBiS courses:


PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of English and American Studies

January-October 2014                 

Visiting Research Fellow, New York University, New York, USA

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

January – June 2013                     

Visiting Professor, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, USA

English Department, American Studies Program


M.A., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

English and American Studies, Media Studies, Modern German Literature          


Visiting Student, University College London, London, UK

English Literature, Translation

Awards and scholarships:


Fulbright Scholarship to participate in the Fulbright American Studies Institute at San Francisco State University in September/October 2016


Caroline von Humboldt International Research Award

The Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (award given to one scholar per semester)


German-Polish Journalism Award Tadeusz Mazowiecki 2014, Category Print


MLA Travel Grant for travel to the Modern Language Association

Annual Conference in Chicago, USA

Since 2016                                      

Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin European Studies Program FU-BEST

Seminar: Pop Culture: European-American Trends

August 2019                                    

Humboldt Winter and Summer University

Guest Lecture in the course “The Transatlantic Relationship in the Age of Trump: Politics, Law and Culture”     


Fulbright American Studies Summer Session at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Workshop: Reactions to 9/11 in Fiction from Both Sides of the Atlantic


University of Richmond, VA, USA

Seminar: Reactions to 9/11 in US-American and British Fiction and Film

2010 – 2011                                     

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of English and American Studies

Seminar: American Dreams and Nightmares – US-American Fiction after  1950

2009 –2010                                      

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of English and American Studies

Seminar:In the Shadow of no Towers”Reactions to 9/11 in British  and American Literature and Film


  • Writing the Post-9/11 City: Reactions to 9/11 in US-American and British City Novels -Transatlantic and Trans-Metropolitan Perspectives. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016.
  • Golimowska, Karolina, Isensee, Reinhard und David Rose (Ed.), Family and Kinship in the United States: Cultural Perspectives on Familial Belonging. Peter Lang-Publishing, 2016.


  • “Navigating the Post-9/11 Metropolis: Reclaiming and Remapping Urban Space in Joseph O’Neill’s "Netherland" and Jonathan Safran Foer’s "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close".” Wilhite, Keith (Ed.) The City after 9/11: Literature, Film, Culture. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.
  • “The Ambiguity of the Other in the Post-9/11 Novel: Mohsin Hamid’s "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" and H.M. Naqvi’s "Home Boy".”, Witkowska, J., Zagratzki U. (Ed.) Us and Them in Relation to 9/11. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
  • “Cricket as a Cure: Post-911 Urban Trauma and Displacement in Joseph O'Neill's Novel "Netherland".” The Journal of American Culture 2013.Volume 36, No. 3: 230–39.
  • “Transatlantic Miscommunication in David Hare’s Drama "Stuff Happens".” COPAS Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies, Universität Regensburg, Vol. 13(2012). Web. 10. August 2014.