Jens Temmen is an assistant professor for American Studies at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany) and Fellow of the Young Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz (Germany). He received his PhD in American Studies as part of his PhD fellowship with the Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms at the University of Potsdam. His first monograph is titled The Territorialities of US Imperialism(s) (Universitätsverlag Winter) and was published in 2020. He has done research and has published in the areas of postcolonial studies, transpacific studies, the study of US imperialism, territoriality, posthuman studies and astroculture. Jens Temmen is also co-editor of the book series titled Critical Futures and published with transcript. Since 2021, he is co-conductor of an interdisciplinary teaching and research project titled “Critical Outer Space Studies“ (funded by UNIVERSEH). In his second book project, Jens employs an ecocritical and posthuman studies lens to analyze representations of Mars colonization in contemporary US literature and culture.
For more information visit his personal website: www.jenstemmen.com