Prof. Dr. Antje Kley
Phone: +49 9131 8526601
Phone: +49 9131 8523440 (chair)
Website: American Literary Studies
Secretary to the Vice Presidents
Phone: +49 9131 8529313
Fax: +49 9131 8522188
Schlossplatz 4, 91054 Erlangen, 1st floor, room 1.034
Prof. Dr. Antje Kley, born in 1968, studied English/American Studies and German Studies at the University of Mannheim, obtained an MA in Women’s Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and participated in the School of Criticism and Theory in Hanover, NH, in the summer of 1994. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Mannheim in 2000. During her doctoral studies, Professor Kley received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. She later spent time as a research associate at the University of Bielefeld.
From 2000 to 2006, she held a position as an assistant professor at the English Department at Kiel University, where she also completed her habilitation in English and American Literary Studies in 2006.
In 2006, Professor Kley accepted the professorship for North American Literary and Cultural Studies at FAU. Since 2009, she has been Chair of American Literary Studies. Prof. Dr. Kley is also one of the founding members of the DFG Research Training Group 1718 (Presence and Tacit Knowledge). In the summer of 2011, she spent time at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) as a visiting scholar, and in the summer of 2012 she worked as a fellow at Princeton University Library (Princeton, NJ).
- In her role as vice president, Professor Kley is responsible for teacher training and equal opportunities. Her tasks include:
- being chair of the board at the Centre for Teacher Education (ZfL)
- co-ordinating FAU’s contribution to the BMBF’s Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung project
- chairing the Commission for Equal Opportunities
- responsibility for negotiating target agreements between the Executive Board and all faculties aimed at increasing the percentage of women in academia
- responsibility for the diversity audit
Professor Kley is also chair of the Central Committee for the Allocation of Tuition Fee Compensation (ZGS), and is responsible for activities in the area of teaching (Innovationsfons Lehre and FAU teaching prize) and the Qualitätspakt Lehre (Teaching Quality Pact) project QuiS. She is the contact person for FBZHL, ZiWiS and ILI for strategic and structural questions.