Avrina Jos Joslin Thambi

Avrina Jos Joslin Thambi

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

Englische Literaturwissenschaft
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Raum 4304
04107 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 97-37316

Kurzprofil

Avrina Jos is a Research Assistant at the Department of English (Literary Studies), University of Leipzig. Her research interests include Black British history, feminist media studies, cultural memory studies and STS. Her MA thesis titled ""Writing is Roaring": Historicization of the BWLM in the Radical Feminist Magazine Trouble and Strife" was awarded the Gender Thesis Prize 2020 by the Gender Studies Center, Göttingen. For her academic achievements and early research, she was awarded the Lower Saxony Research Award 2019 (Niedersachsen Wissenschaftspreis) by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Research and Culture.


She is currently working on a paper that looks at the necessity for a "postcolonial technological subject" and hopes to write more in the areas of feminist technology studies. Apart from academic writing, Avrina enjoys writing creatively. Her short story "The Plumage" was shortlisted for the Berlin Writing Prize 2019.


Website: www.avrinajos.net

Berufliche Laufbahn

  • seit 04/2020
    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Institut für Anglistik (Literaturwissenschaft), Universität Leipzig.
  • 05/2019 - 02/2020
    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Universität Göttingen.
  • 02/2018 - 12/2019
    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (Korrektuleser), Professur für Wirtschaftspolitik und Mittelstandsforschung, Universität Göttingen.
  • 10/2017 - 07/2018
    Tutor (Sprachpraxis), Seminar für Englische Philologie, Universität Göttingen.
  • 10/2017 - 09/2018
    Studentische Hilfskraft, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Universität Göttingen.
  • 12/2016 - 02/2017
    Studentische Hilfskraft (Kreatives Schreiben), Seminar für Englische Philologie, Universität Göttingen.
  • 07/2017 - 03/2018
    Englisch Sprachlernberatung, Zentrale Einrichtung für Sprachen und Schlüsselqualifikationen, Universität Göttingen.
  • 12/2016 - 09/2018
    Studentische Hilfskraft (Korrekturleser), Smart Mobility Research Group, Professur für Informationsmanagement, Universität Göttingen.

Ausbildung

  • seit 09/2018
    PhD, Englische Literatur und Kultur, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Universität Göttingen.Titel: "Intermedial Feminisms: Towards a Theory of Feminist Networked Memory".
  • 04/2016 - 08/2018
    MA Englische Philologie, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Universität Göttingen.
  • 09/2013 - 09/2014
    MA Writing, Universität Warwick, England.
  • 06/2010 - 05/2013
    BA Englisch, Christ Universität, Indien.


Avrina's research focus lies in the intersection of feminist history and feminist media. One question that drives her work is: What are the stories that are told and who gets to tell them? Her PhD project titled "Intermedial Feminisms: Towards a Theory of Feminist Networked Memory" aims to create a theoretical framework for the evolving feminist memory ecology by examining the role of digital networks in feminist memory work, especially considering Black British identity.


Her MA thesis titled ""Writing is Roaring": Historicization of the BWLM in the Radical Feminist Magazine Trouble and Strife" questions the marginalization of particular feminist media within the historicization of the British Women's Liberation Movement. By insisting on the importance of the magazine Trouble and Strife, the project in turn historicizes it.


Intrigued by the politics of representation in many new power structures, she recently studied algorithmic gender and racial bias. As a result, she deilvered a lecture titled "Missing Bodies: What can Data Ethics learn from Feminist History?" for the Gender Labor, Göttingen. She intends to explore other such aspects of power and technology through the lens of feminist theories of technology.






Avrina has taught courses in British Literature and Culture, apart from teaching Language Practice courses.

  • "From Margin to Center": Black British Women's Writing

  • Essential Texts in English Literature

  • Representations of India in British Literature

  • Academic Writing for MA Students

  • Preparation for TOEFL.iTP

  • General English and Communication

  • Introduction to British Literature