Project Assistant for Fellow Management

Carla Gierich, M.A.

Other Colleagues

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 196
47059 Duisburg

Tel:  +49 (0)203 29861-121
Fax: +49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: gierich@spam

Research Interests

  • Latino/a and Chicano/a Studies
  • Urban Literature
  • Los Angeles as an Arrival City
  • Narrative and Space
  • Hybridity and Transculturality in the Americas

Current Project

Hybrid Spaces. Los Angeles as an Arrival City in Contemporary Chicano Literature (PhD project)


10/2009-02/2012 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Master of Arts: The Americas - Las Américas - Les Amériques
12/2008-11/2011 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Coordination Film Distribution
Working Student
08/2008-10/2008 Hotel Sol Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
08/2007-09/2007 Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Press and Communication
10/2006-09/2009 University of Duisburg-Essen
B.A. in Cultural Management
08/2005-08/2006 International Cultural Youth Exchange, Costa Rica
Work in Kindergarden and Culture Office

Selected Publications

Gierich, Carla (2016): A Clash of City Images - Appropriating Space in The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez by John Rechy, in: Gadinger, Frank/Kopf, Martina/Mert, Aysem/Smith, Christopher (eds.): Political Storytelling: From Fact to Fiction (Global Dialogues 12), Duisburg: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), pp. 22-30.


  • Association for Literary Urban Studies, Member
  • International Association of Inter-American Studies, Member