Simone Pfleger is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta for the academic year 2018–19. She received her Ph.D. with a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2018. Her dissertation introduces the notion of (un)timeliness to describe a subject’s relationship to the temporal mandates of neoliberal capitalism and focuses on the emergence of non-conforming identities and bodily desire. In 2017–18, Simone joined a cohort of international scholars as a research associate at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research is grounded in gender and queer theoretical methodologies and focuses on temporality, (political) subjectivity, affect, intimacy, and precarity in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century German-language literature, film, and culture.