Konstantin Groß

Konstantin Groß

American Studies

Faculty of Philology

Collective Nature Perceptions in the USA in the 1970s to 1990s.
A Discourse-Historical Investigation of Nature-Culture Conflicts in US-American Blockbuster Movies

I have been a PhD candidate at the Institute for American Studies, the Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS), and the German-French PhD Program Cultural Transfers at Leipzig University, respectively École normale supérieure, Paris, since 2023, respectively 2024. In my PhD project, I investigate perceptions of nature in US-American society from the 1970s to the 1990s, discourse-historically, based on nature-culture conflicts in US-American blockbuster movies.

Before I started my doctoral studies, I was a predoctoral fellow at the GSGAS and the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1199. I studied cultural studies and philosophy at Leipzig University and, as a mobility student, at the University of Lausanne and Waseda University in Tokyo. At different institutions at Leipzig University, I worked as a research assistant.

My research interests include cultural history, environmental history, and cultural-historical film history. I receive a doctoral scholarship from the Cusanuswerk.

  • Since 01/2024 – PhD Candidate at the German-French PhD Program Cultural Transfers / Leipzig University and École normale supérieure, Paris
  • Since 10/2023 – PhD Candidate at the GSGAS / Leipzig University
  • Since 05/2023 – PhD Candidate at the Institute for American Studies / Leipzig University
  • 09/2022 – 09/ resp. 06/2023 – Predoctoral Fellow at the GSGAS and the CRC 1199 / Leipzig University
  • 01/2022 – 01/2023 – Research Assistant at the Art Collection / Leipzig University
  • 10/2018 – 10/2019 – Research Assistant at the Institute for Pedagogy and Didactics in Elementary and Primary Education / Leipzig University
  • 04/2017 – 09/2020 – MA, Cultural Studies / Leipzig University and Waseda University, Tokyo
  • 10/2012 – 09/2016 – BA, Philosophy; BA, Cultural Studies / Leipzig University and University of Lausanne