Ted Richthofen, M.A.

Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

(he/him or they/them)

Institutional mailing address

Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Rabinstraße 8
53111 Bonn

E-Mail: ted.richthofen@uni-bonn.de

Research interests
Cultures of Criminality, Prohibition, Queer and Gender Studies, Labor and class, the American west

Ted Richthofen
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Academic Profile

Since Oct. 2021: Ph.D., American Studies, University of Bonn
Dissertation (working title): "Gender and Alcohol Prohibition in the United States"
Sept. 2019 – Sept. 2021: M.A. American Studies, high distinction, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Aug. 2014 – May 2019: B.A. History, summa cum laude, Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA

Oct. 2020: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
March 2020: Deutschlandstipendium
Aug. 2019: Colorado Emerging Historians Award - from the State Historian Council
May 2019: Phi Alpha Theta A.F. Zimmermann Graduate Scholarship
Nov. 2018: Research Scholarship MSUD
Aug. 2017: Columbine Scholarship
Aug. 2016: History Department Stipend

Since Oct. 2021: Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), North American Studies Program, Department of English, American and Celtic Studies, University of Bonn, Germany

Since Oct. 2021: Lecturer (Dozent), Sprachpraxis-Englisches Seminar, Universität Tübingen

Oct. 2020 – Feb. 2021: Tutor for 'Intro to Cultural Studies' Lecture with Prof. Dr. Astrid Franke, Universität Tübingen

Aug. 2020 – December 2020: English editor for the Associate Dean of the Philosophie Fakultät, Universität Tübingen

Dec. 2019 – Aug. 2021: Student assistant for American Studies Department, Universität Tübingen

June 2019 – Sept. 2019: Assistant for the MSU Denver College for Letters, Arts, and Sciences Dean's Office

Jan. 2019 – May 2019: MSU Denver Honors Internship

Aug. 2018 – Dec. 2018: Teaching assistant, 'Honors Thesis Seminar' with Dr. Megan Hughes-Zarzo, MSU Denver

June 2018 – Aug. 2018: Teaching assistant, 'The American Dream' with Dr. Megan Hughes-Zarzo, MSU Denver

Jan. 2018 – May 2018: Teaching assistant, 'Women's Folklore' with Mikkilynn Olmstead, M.A., MSU Denver

Aug. 2017 – May 2019: Student assistant for the MSU Denver Honors Program

  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Representations of Gender, Race, and Class in American Prohibition-Era Culture and Literature
  • Reading North American Literatures and Cultures: From Early New World Encounters to a New Global Age
  • Academic English I: Language and Use

Forthcoming - "Trans* Dress and Fashion." Meanings for Dress. Edited by José Blanco F., 5th ed., Bloomsbury, 2024.

Jan. 2019 – present: Author for Colorado Encyclopedia. Completed Articles: 'John R. Smith,' 'Prohibition,' 'The Carlino Brothers,' 'Women During Prohibition'

"'Openly and With Gusto': How Women Moonshiners Led to Denver's First Female Cop." Colorado Heritage, Winter 2020.

May 5-7, 2023: Meeting of the Historians in the DGfA Historians Conference, Tutzing. Topic: “White Feminism, Anti-Psychoactive Substance Movements, and Middle-Class Capitalist Hegemony”

March 10-11, 2023: Culture at Play: Avatars, Players, and Others, International digital conference, Universität Freiburg. Topic: “Niko Bellic: 'The Gangster as Tragic Hero,' Criminal Embodiment, and Capitalist Escapism in Grand Theft Auto IV.”

Nov. 22, 2022: Guest presentation of Ph.D. research, Institute of North American History, Universität Köln.

Nov. 15, 2022: Guest lecture for the course Regional Studies with Don Lowman, Universität Bonn.

Nov. 18, 2022: American Studies Association of Turkey 41st International American Studies Conference, Ankara, Turkey. Topic: “Negotiating Transmasculinity and White Supremacy in Early 20th Century US Culture.”

Oct. 30, 2021: Dress and Body Association Annual Conference. Topic: "Trans-Masculinity, Race, and Class in Early 20th Century America."

Aug. 25, 2021: Co-hosted round table discussion of research at CIVIS European Civic University. 'Modernism in Transit: Dialogues and Crossings' Summer School Conference, Aix-Marseille University, France. Topic: "W.E.B. DuBois and Race as a Function of Class."

April 19, 2019: Presentation of Research at the MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference, Denver, CO, USA. Topic: "A People's History of Alcohol Prohibition in Colorado: Labor, Class, Gender, and Moral Reform 1916-1933."

March 30, 2019: Presentation of Research at the Western Regional Honors Conference in Bozeman, MT, USA. Topic: "The Justification of Wealth and Privilege Disparity in Post-Civil War America."

Jan. 23, 2019: Workshop Contributor at Creating Change National LGBTQ Task Force Conference, Detroit, MI, USA.

Nov. 8, 2018: Student Activist Workshop Co-Organizer at the National Women's Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Jan. 2, 2018: Presentation of Research at the Biennial Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society in New Orleans, LA, USA. Topic: "The Cult of Domesticity: Post-War American Prosperity and the Oppression of Women."

Since Oct. 2021 – member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA)

Oct. 2019 – Sept. 2021: Participant in Uni Tübingen Feminist Network Club

Aug. 2017 – May 2019: President of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, MSU Denver

Aug. 2017 – Dec. 2018: Vice President Student Honors Council, MSU Denver

Aug. 2018 – May 2019: Vice President of Triota Gender Studies Honors Society, MSU Denver

Aug. 2018 – May 2019: Vice President of the Auraria Feminist Alliance, Denver, CO

Since May 2023: Participant in the Queer working group initiative of the IAAK at Uni Bonn

Since WiSe 21/22: Semesterly Judge for the Bachelor Student English Creative Writing Competition for the IAAK at Uni Bonn

May 30, 2022: Presentation and installation of poster “Trans Dress and Fashion” for the “Forschungsfokus Diversität” project at the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn as part of the Universität Bonn Diversity Days 2022 campaign

May 2021 – Oct. 2021: Co-Organizer for Anti-Discrimination Workshop for First Semester Students, Universität Tübingen

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