Katharina Motyl is Postdoctoral Researcher at the chair of American Literary and Cultural Studies (A III). At Universität Mannheim, she is counselor for the minor (Beifach) in English for students of Wirtschaftspädagogik (B.Sc. / M.Sc.). She is the author of With the Face of the Enemy – Arab American Literature since 9/
She obtained her PhD in American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Freie Universität Berlin in 2013, after completing her MA in American Studies, International Relations, and Journalism at Universität Hamburg in 2009. She has held appointments as visiting scholar at University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California, and New York University.