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Professor Rebecca Braun

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Rebecca Braun

Confucious Institute



Tel: +44 1524 592664

Research overview

I research different forms of creative practice around the world and apply them both to practical policy making and to contemporary cultural critique. This is a licence to care deeply about the multiple contexts we inhabit, from those of our imagination through to the very real circumstances in which we live, think, and act. 


I am primarily based at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), where I am Executive Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. I can be contacted at: rebecca.braun@nuigalway.ie

I am pleased to retain my connection with Lancaster University, where I worked for ten years, 2010-2020. In this capacity, I am seeing my Lancaster PhD students through to completion.

Research Interests

Since 2014, I have co-designed and delivered research projects with a range of international government agencies and creative partners, while my most recent edited volumes (two new titles in 2020) have pioneered a multi-vocal, practical angle on concepts of world literature, culture and authorship: Transnational German Studies (Liverpool University Press; co-edited with Benedict Schofield) and World Authorship (Oxford University Press; co-edited with Tobias Boes & Emiiy Spiers). My most recent monograph, Authors and the World: Literary Authorship in Modern Germany, is due out with Bloomsbury Academic in 2022.

At NUI Galway, I am leading a team of researchers in the area of Creative Futures, and am continuing to develop my own work specifically on 'Liteary Futures' - exploring how literature can help a variety of individuals engage in futures work across a wide range of sectors. 

I am pleased to be contacted on any of the above: rebecca.braun@nuigalway.ie

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