Short CV/Education and training

Academic positions

  • 1997 – 2001
    Research associate in the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany

  • 2002 – 2004
    Research associate in the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Potsdam

  • 2005 – 2011
    Assistant professor of Latin American studies / hispanophone literatures and cultures of the Americas, and gender studies at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • since 2011
    Professor of Romance literature and cultural studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Academic degrees

  • 1993
    First state examinations in American studies/English, Slavonic studies, French studies (University of Potsdam)

  • 2002
    Doctorate in Romance studies (University of Potsdam)

Selected publications

  • Anja Bandau, Jeremy D. Popkin (eds.): Mon Odyssée: L'Epopée d'un colon de Saint-Domingue, par Jean-Paul Pillet. Collection Dix-Huitième Siècle, Paris. Société française d'étude du Dix-Huitième Siècle, 2015.

  • Anja Bandau, Martha Zapata Galindo (eds.): El Caribe y sus Diasporas. Cartografía de saberes y prácticas culturales. Madrid: Verbum 2011.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Published a critical edition of the manuscript "Mon Odyssée"

  • The French manuscript "Mon Odyssée. Bagatelle littéraire d'un créole de Saint Domingue" (Historic New Orleans Collection / New Orleans), one of the few extent literary texts on the Haitian Revolution (within the scope of trans-Atlantic migrations and post-revolutionary flight), has been published for the first time in an annotated edition that will be of benefit to researchers. This interdisciplinary editorial project, carried out in cooperation with the historian Prof. Jeremy Popkin (University of Kentucky), appeared in 2015 in the series "Collection Dix-huitième Siècle", which was published by the Société française d'étude du Dix Huitième Siècle (with funding from the University of Hannover and the University of Kentucky).

International conference:

  • Reshaping (g)local dynamics in the Caribbean. Relaciones y Desconexiones – Relations et Déconnections – Relations and Disconnections. 14th-17th October 2015 at the Royal Palace of Herrenhausen, with funding from the Volkswagen Foundation and organised by SoCaRe

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Hispanic Studies Association of Germany (DHV)

  • Chair of the Society for Caribbean Research

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