Find Dorothee on linkedin.com/in/dorotheeleesing for collaborations in the field of media studies, literary studies, classical music, electronic music, videography, and language teaching!

To learn more about Dorothee’s current research project on the reception of high-rises in post-war Germany, check out the “Research” Button.

Selected work experience and degrees

2019 Work Learn Position as Cultural Ambassador with the Vancouver Summer Program (Link)

2018 Bergen Summer Research School (Link) and Archival Research at the Architecture Museum in Vienna (Link)

2016 Instructor for GERM 100/110/200 courses

2017 Teacher at Vancouver Westside German School

2017 ENunciate – Work learn position at the Department of Linguistics

2016 Game Design Collaboration at Centre for Digital Media

2015 Begin of the PhD Program at CENES; UBC, Vancouver, Canada

2015 Reel Grrls, Seattle; Program Coordinator (Link)

2015 Instructor at City University Seattle; Language Department

2015 Research Assistant at the University of Washington’s iSchool (Dr. N. Dahya)

2014 Master of Arts at University of Washington in German Literature/Ecocriticism

2013 – 2014 Instructor for German 100 and 110 at the University of Washington

2013 Deutsche Grammophon/Universal, Berlin; Promotion Assistant (Link)

2012 Missy Magazine, Berlin; Videography and Copywriter

2012 Master of Education at WWU Münster

2010 Bachelor of Arts in Music and New Media at Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany

2009-2010 – Erasmus Scholarship: Norwegian and English Literature at Universitet i Bergen, Norway

Courses

University of British Columbia, Instructor of the classes

GERM 100: September 2016 – January 2017

GERM 100: September 2017 – January 2018

GERM 200: September 2018 – January 2019

GERM 110: September 2019 – January 2020

GERM 100: January 2020 – May 2020

University of British Columbia, Teaching Assistant

GERM 304: German Cinema, January 2016 – May 2016

GERM 304: German Cinema, January 2018 – May 2018

GERM 412: German Media Theory, January 2019 – May 2019

University of Washington, Seattle

GERM 100 – September 2013 – Juli 2014

GERM 110 – German Intensive Juli 2014 – August 2014

City University Seattle, Seattle

GERM 100 – April 2014 – August 2014

Dorothee’s research interest is centered in the fields of Media Studies and Ecocriticism, with her PhD project “Reverse Speleology – high-rise perception in post-war Germany”.

Amongst her past and ongoing art practice in film, classical music and gaming are projects like “The Future is Zero”, the Accidental String Quartet, and Garbage Daze.

Selection of PRESENTED PAPERS and SUMMER SCHOOLS

Accidental Classic Series: Beginning and End/Soups n Nuts – First and last iterations of Beethoven and Dvorak 12/2019

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, BC, Course: Textual Analysis with Building Blocks 6/2019

Places – English Graduate Student Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver 6/2019

Endnotes – Graduate Student Conference UBC, Vancouver. Early Handheld Gaming and their tropes and representation in early 80s West German Magazines 6/2019

Accidental Classic Series – “Embracing the Slow – A. Webern – Langsamer Satz and Shostakovich String Quartet No. 4 5/2019 Accidental Classic Series – “Eternal Siblings: What A. Pärts “Fratres”, Fanny Hensel, and F. Mendelssohn have in common” 12/2018

Bergen Summer Research School 2018 – “Alles NEU – High-rise perception and the Anthropocene” 6/2018

Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver – Game Design Course: Project management and Creative Solutions, Final Presentation and Design Document 9/2016 – 12/2016

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, BC, Course: Text mapping as modeling 6/2016

MÜZEWEST – Hydrodreams – F. Schubert’s Junge Müllerin and its ecological aspects 2/2016 Graduate Student Colloquium CENES, Co-organizer, MC and presenter 2016 – 2020

GREMIUMS

Graduate Student Representative 2015 – 2016 Wellbeing Representative of CENES 2016 – 2019 Faculty of Arts Graduate Representative 2020

SELECTION of FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS

GSI Funding 2019/2020

4 Year Fellowship UBC 2015 – 2019 CENES Graduate Travel Award 2018 and 2019 Arts Graduate Student Research Awards 2018 CENES Graduate Travel Award 2016 University of Washington Graduate Scholarship 2013/2014

Promos (DAAD mobility grant) 2011

Erasmus 2009/2010

AWARDS

Dr Joyce Hallamore Scholarship 2018-2020

Lourie-Jetter Award 2019/2020

Currently Teaching