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Prof. Dr. Astrid Ensslin

Prof. Dr. Astrid Ensslin

Professor of the Dynamics of Virtual Communication Spaces
Director of the Digital Area Studies Lab (DAS|LAB)


Universität Regensburg
DIMAS Area Studies
Bajuwarenstr. 4
93053 Regensburg

Main Research Areas

  • Digital Cultures, Games and Literatures, with a specific focus on Canada, India, UK, USA, and Indigenous storytelling.
  • Theories of postcolonialism, transregionality, space and place, relationality, gender and the body, feminism, posthumanism, and the postdigital
  • Postclassical narratologies and discourse studies
  • Qualitative, postqualitative and feminist methodologies; Digital Humanities; research-creation and community co-design, medium-specific analysis


Curriculum Vitae

Since December 2022 Professor for the Dynamics of Virtual Communication Spaces at the University of Regensburg. 2021-2022 Professor of Digital Cultures at the University of Bergen (Norway). 2016-2020 Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies and Director of Media and Technology Studies at the University of Alberta (Canada). 2007-2016 Tenure Track Professor of New Media / Digital Culture and Communication at the University of Wales (Bangor, UK). 2006-2007 ESRC Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Manchester (UK). 2006 doctoral degree with the dissertation “Canonizing Hypertext: Explorations and Constructions” (summa cum laude) at the University of Heidelberg. 2003 Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Leeds (UK). 1. Staatsexamen 2002 (first class honors) at the University of Tübingen.



List of Publications