Inter-American and trans-Atlantic circulation of knowledge
Diaspora literatures and cultures in historical and current perspective
Circulation of cultural practices, above all in the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora
English, French, German, Spanish
Short CV/Education and training
Professor of Romance literature and cultural studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
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
2002 – 2004
Research associate in the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Potsdam
1997 – 2001
Research associate in the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany
Doctorate in Romance studies (University of Potsdam)
First state examinations in American studies/English, Slavonic studies, French studies (University of Potsdam)
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.
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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