Nicole Colaianni

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Contact Details:

Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Hauptstraße 120
D-69117 Heidelberg


Dissertation Project:

“Beyond the Dichotomy. Sexual Harassment in the Private Sector.” (Working Title) Exposé



Nicole Colaianni studied English and history with a focus on education in Heidelberg. During her studies she gravitated toward American Studies, an interest that was furthered by the year she spent studying at the University of New Mexico. Her Zulassungsarbeit focused on the framings and conceptualizations of sexual harassment as part of the culture wars in the United States. Since October 2020 she has been a doctorial candidate at the Curt-Engelhorn-Chair for American History at Heidelberg University and a research associate at the DFG-graduate group “Authority and Trust” at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. A detailed CV can be found here.


Research Interests:

  • Gender, race and civil rights studies
  • Social movements in US-American history
  • Authority and trust in political institutions in US-American society
  • US intellectual history



Breaking the Silence - #MeToo and the Reclaiming of the Feminist Framing of Sexual Harassment, in: HCA graduate blog, 15.12.2021, online.

"Love Contracts" und "Non Disclosure Agreements" - Wie U.S. Firmen mit sexueller Belästigung umgehen, in: HCA Podcast "Quo Vadis USA?", 27.04.2022, online.


Conferences and Workshops:

Beyond the Dichotomy: Framing Sexual Harrassment, Research Colloquium North American History, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin, May 17, 2021.

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