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!
|Dr. Doris Lindner, Project Leader|
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.
- 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
Phone: +49 6131 39-20052
Isaac-Fulda-Allee 2 c, 55124 Mainz
|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.
- “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.
Phone: +49 6131 39-27201
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+.
- 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"
- "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.
Phone: +49 6131 39-23987
Isaac-Fulda-Allee 2 c, 55124 Mainz
|Annegret Werner, Ass.iur.|
Annegret Werner studied law at the University of Mannheim and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. After completing the first and second state exam with a focus on public law in the late 1980s, she spent many years working at the JGU International Office, managing international partnerships in Asia, Oceania, and Africa. In addition, she played a key role in the creation of an ERASMUS internship program and was head of the EU service point, a consortium of four Rhineland-Palatinate universities, for fourteen years. After her retirement from her previous positions, she continues at Q+. Ever since she learned about Q+, she has been excited by its offerings and is thrilled to work on its international expansion.
|Kimberly Schlüter, B.A.|
Kimberly Schlüter studies sociology in the master’s degree program at JGU Mainz and gender studies at LIU Linköping. Previously, she earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science at JGU Mainz with her thesis "Pornographic Human Differentiation: Systems of Categories on Pornographic Websites." During her master’s studies, she focused on the negotiation of the limits of the human, using the example of anthropomorphic artefacts. Since the winter semester 2022, she has been taking part in the Q+ program, and in October 2023, she joined Q+ as a student assistant.
In the Q+ program, she especially appreciates the interdisciplinary exchange, the broad course offerings, and the opportunity to become actively involved as a student.
|Adam Will, B.Ed.|
Adam Josef Will studies English and French in the Master of Education (Gymnasiallehramt) program at Johannes Gutenberg University. He previously completed his bachelor’s degree in the same combination of subjects at JGU. In his bachelor’s thesis „Déconstruction des stéréotypes et critique sociale dans Boule de suif de Guy de Maupassant“ he examined the influence of German and French stereotypes during the Franco-Prussian War. He has been a Q+ student since the winter semester 2019/20, and he served as a student member of the Q+ steering committee from 2021 to 2022. He got his first look behind the scenes of Q+ during the field trip “Point Alpha – Hot Spot in the Cold War,” which he planned and conducted in cooperation with the Q+ team and another Q+ student. Since he values the unique potential of Q+ and considers it a highly enriching part of his studies, he is very much looking forward to support the Q+ team in the expansion of Q+ International.