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Franziska Wolf is a PhD candidate in German Studies at the Institute for German and European Studies (IGES) at the University of Birmingham. She currently works as a Teaching Fellow in German in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her doctoral research offers a comparative investigation of so-called German exile literature and contemporary German migrant literature. Franziska analyses how different minority groups are discriminated against in Lion Feuchtwanger’s Wartesaal-trilogy (1930-40) and Abbas Khider’s two novels Der falsche Inder (2008) and Ohrfeige (2016) with a particular focus on Bavaria and Berlin. During her stay at the Institute as a Sylvia Naish Visiting Scholar, she will examine attempts to decolonise and diversify German Studies, especially within the realm of the post-migrant paradigm.