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Kimberly is a former American literature assistant for the University of Geneva and chargée de cours for the University of Lausanne. In addition to teaching at the University of Geneva, she teaches English at CECG Madame-de-Staël. Her thesis, entitled "American Fantasies of Race," examines the ways in which the figure of the monster in contemporary fantasy fiction allegorizes and (de)constructs racial Otherness.

Selected publications / Sélection de publications

“Sullied Blood, Semen, and Skin: Vampires and the Specter of Miscegenation” in Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture, eds. Sam George and Bill Hughes, (Gothic Studies) 15 (Manchester University Press, 2013), 33-43.

“On District 9: The Alien as Racial Other” in Depicting Cultural Diversity in the English-Speaking World,eds. Renée Dickason and Rüdiger Ahrens (Coll. Anglo-American Studies, Peter Lang,   2013), 101-16.

“Making the ‘Monstrous’ Visible? Reading ‘Difference’ in Contemporary Fantastic Film and Television” in The Visual Culture of Modernism, eds. Deborah L. Madsen and Mario Klarer, (SPELL, Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature) 26 (Gunter Narr Verlag, 2011), 239-53.

Research Scholarships / Bourses de recherche

Fonds National Suisse : Conférence Scientifique "Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman" 2015

Fonds National Suisse : Doc.Mobility 2014

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