Katrin Amian, PhD

Katrin Amian has been head of the North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania Division in the Sponsorship and Network Department at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn since 2008. In this capacity she is responsible for the management of the Foundation’s sponsorship programs and activities for fellows and awardees from these regions. Amian joined the Humboldt Foundation in 2007 as program director for strategic planning in the Department for Strategic Planning and External Relations. She previously served as assistant professor in the Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies at the University of Bonn. Amian holds a graduate degree in North American Studies and a PhD in American Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Bonn. She is a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and has received several visiting fellowships to study and conduct research in the United States—at the University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley.