Team

The Q+ team is responsible for making sure that everything runs smoothly in the Q+ study program. We create the schedule of events for the semester, organize events such as the end-of-the-semester conference, and serve as points of contact for both instructors and students. We are there to handle all issues relating to your participation in the Q+ study program. You’re always welcome to contact us with your questions!

Project Leader
Dr. Doris Lindner

Doris Lindner studied contemporary German literature, eastern European, modern and contemporary history as well as academic management. She is also a trained church musician (organ, piano, concert flute). She worked as managing director of a cultural organization in Nuremberg for seven years and as a project leader for a science center for sensory stimuli and their processing for six years before she joined JGU Mainz as an advisor for higher education development planning. From 2005 to 2020, she worked as academic director for Faculty 05 – Philosophy and Philology, the largest faculty of JGU with around 11,500 students and 350 faculty and staff. She played a key role in the conception and realization of Q+ and took over project leadership in 2020. To her, Q+ embodies the joy of learning and motivates her for critical thinking and constructive change.

Awards:
- 1st prize culture in the innovation competition at international trade fair Innovation iENA/Nuremberg
- 2nd dialogue prize life Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) at Science Street/Cologne
- 1st multicultural award Foreigners Advisory Council Nuremberg
Email
Phone: +49 6131 39-20052

Room 02-165
Isaac-Fulda-Allee 2 c, 55124 Mainz
Project Staff
Dr. Christian Knöppler

Christian Knöppler earned his PhD in American Studies at JGU Mainz. His dissertation is titled The Monster Always Returns: American Horror Films and Their Remakes and deals with the intersection of film remaking as a production practice and the genre mechanisms of American horror film. In addition to JGU, he has also taught at RWTH Aachen and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. He has been part of the Q+ team since May 2016 and contributed to the project’s development since the very start of its trial phase. What Christian Knöppler finds particularly exciting about Q+ is the freedom it offers to engage with academic and social issues beyond the confines of disciplinary boundaries.

Publications (selection):
- “Deus Ex (Case Study).” The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture. Ed. Anna McFarlane, Lars Schmeink, Graham Murphy. New York: Routledge, 2020.
- The Monster Always Returns: American Horror Films and Their Remakes. Bielefeld: transcript, 2017.
- “A Tangible Sense of Loss: Game Controls, Narrative, and Emotional Impact in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.” Fantastische Spiele: Imaginäre Spielwelten und ihre soziokulturelle Bedeutung. Ed. René Reinhold Schallegger and Thomas Faller. Wien: LIT, 2017.
- “The Mark(er) of Evil: Die Markierung von Monstrosität.“ Was Machen Marker? Logik, Materialität und Politik von Differenzierungsprozessen. Ed. Eva Bonn, Christian Knöppler, Miguel Souza. Bielefeld: transcript, 2013.
Email
Phone: +49 6131 39-27201

Room 02-169
Isaac-Fulda-Allee 2 c, 55124 Mainz
Julia Reichenpfader, M.A.

Julia Reichenpfader studied German literature and language, social politics and gender studies at Georg August University Göttingen. In her dissertation, she examines body discourse in the works of Sibylle Berg, Charlotte Roche and Elfriede Jelinek and discusses opened female bodies at the intersection of medicine, psychology and art. After having worked as a press secretary for a theater, a coordinator for a gender network, and as an advisor for foreign exchange students, she joined the Q+ team in 2019. For Julia Reichenpfader, transdisciplinary research as well as the intersection between academia, art and society, are sites that hold significant potential for Q+.
Awards:
- Award for best thesis in the field of gender studies
- DFG postgraduate scholarship, Graduiertenkolleg 2015/2: "Life Sciences - Life Writing: Experiences at the Boundaries of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience"

Publications (selection):
- "Der offene Anus im toten Winkel des ärztlichen Blicks? Subversion und Selbstermächtigung in Charlotte Roches Feuchtgebiete (2008)." In: Öffnung - Schließung - Übertritte. Körperbilder in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. Hg. I. Meinen/ N. Lehnert. Bielefeld: transcript, 2021.
- "Schläft der Mann am Ende gut? Hegemoniale Körperinszenierungen und regressive Reaktionen in Sibylle Bergs Romanen." In: Text + Kritik. Sibylle Berg. Hg. S. Catani/J. Schöll. München, 2020.
- "Sex 2. Literatur durch den Fleischwolf gedreht." In: Sibylle Berg. Romane. Dramen. Reportagen und Kolumnen. Hg. A. Krause/A. Beise. Literarisches Leben heute. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2017.
- "Serial Cougars. Representation of a Non-Normative Lifestyle in a Sitcom, an Episodic Serial, and a Soap Opera" (zusammen mit Anita Wohlmann). In: Serializing Age. Aging and Old Age in TV Series. Hg. M. Oro-Piqueras/ A. Wohlmann. Bielefeld: transcript, 2015.
- "Verletzte Hüllen, fehlende Häute. Frauenkörper in der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur." In: Haut und Hülle. Techniken des Umschließens und Verkleidens. Hg. U. Seiderer/M. Fisch. Berlin: Rotbuch, 2014.
Email
Phone: +49 6131 39-23987

Room 02-169
Isaac-Fulda-Allee 2 c, 55124 Mainz