Verena Baier is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany, where she also manages a humanities graduate research group, and is supported by a PhD scholarship of the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw). Previously, she studied English, Spanish and American Studies at Augustana College, IL, the University of Seville, Spain, and the University of Regensburg, Germany. Her research interests include life writing studies, memory studies, social movements, Latin American history and culture, and transnational American Studies. She is currently writing a dissertation on the US-Nicaragua solidarity movement and the Contra War of the 1980s, focusing on autobiographical writings by individuals and groups involved in instances of transnational solidarity and collaboration.
Scholar in Residence