Eva-Maria Müller

"Alpine Orientalism": A postcolonial reading of Austrian and Canadian mountain travel literature

Eva-Maria Müller (University of Gießen, University of Innsbruck)



Eva-Maria Müller’s research and teaching interests combine mountain film and literature, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism. She is currently a researcher at the University of Innsbruck’s Department of American Studies where she works on a project on cinematic cultures of descent. Eva submitted her PhD thesis ‘Rewriting Alpine Orientalism’ at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Gießen, Germany and holds an MA from the University of Innsbruck, where she studied English and biology. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Alberta’s Wirth Institute in 2012/2013 and and a doctoral candidate at the Mellon-funded IGHERT consortium at the University of California Santa Cruz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Australian National University. When she is not researching mountains, she is hiking, biking, and skiing in the Tyrolean Alps, where she also serves as an advisor for two cultural festivals.