Julia Brühne took the position of Junior Professor of Transnational Media and Literature Sciences at the University of Bremen in May 2019. She previously studied romance languages, American studies and theatre studies in Munich and Santiago de Compostela (Spain). In 2009, she moved to the University of Mainz where she completed her PhD dissertation "¡Bienvenido neorrealismo! Politics, Subject and Libido" in 2014. She was then a research assistant and lecturer with specific duties in the fields of romantic literature and culture studies in Mainz. Brühne is especially interested in the question of how past and present social crises are mirrored, duplicated, banned or changed in literature, film, series, art or social media. Amongst other things, she is doing research into the forms of (post)revolutionary sovereignty and jouissance in French and Latin America, as well as modern, postmodern and contemporary expressions of film and pop culture and their relationships to the political imagination in the USA, Germany and Latin Europe.