Nadine Böhm-Schnitker is a senior lecturer in English studies: literature and culture at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and stand-in professor for American studies at Universität Bielefeld. She is an associate member of the Collaborative Research Centre 1288 "Practices of Comparing" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and particularly interested in the power imbalances entailed in practices of comparing. Her further interests include contemporary literature and culture (e.g. neo-Victorian studies, BrexLit), the literary and cultural impact on perception, as well as cultural responses to ecological concerns such as climate change.
Marcus Hartner is a senior lecturer in English studies at Universität Bielefeld. He is an associate member and former principal investigator of the Collaborative Research Centre 1288 "Practices of Comparing" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). His main fields of research encompass the study of narrative and the intersection of race, gender, and class in early modern literature and culture. Among his further research interests are the study of migration literature, maritime humanities, and Anglo-Muslim relations in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.