Jessica Martensen joined the GEI in 2014 as a student assistant in the library and became a research assistant in 2017, working on the projects: GEI Digital and Specialised Information Service (FID) on Educational Science and Education Research.
From 2010 to 2013 she studied history, and German language and literature to teach at grammar school level and completed her bachelor degree with a dissertation on August Klingemann’s theory and practice of theatre. In October 2013 she began studying for a combined degree: a master of education in history and German language and literature, and a master of arts in cultural studies, exploring the culture of the technical and scientific world (KTW). She spent the 2014/2015 winter semester on a KTW study placement at the University of York where she studied English language and linguistics. She completed her master of education in 2017 with a literary dissertation on the life and poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann. Her dissertation for the KTW course will explore the image of Krupps at nineteenth century world exhibitions, focussing on the Chicago exhibition of 1893. Her research interests include: literary poetics, the development of literary writing strategies, historiography, and world exhibitions from a cultural and scientific perspective.