Victoria Herche is a post-doctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Cologne. After studying Theatre, Film and TV Studies, English Studies and German Studies at the University of Cologne, she conducted a dissertation project on “The Adolescent Country – Re-Imagining Youth and Coming of age in Contemporary Australian film” which will be published in Universitätsverlag Winter (2019).
From 2009-2014 she acted as the administration and organisational assistant for Cologne University’s Dr. R. Marika Visiting Chair of Australian and Indigenous Studies. In 2014, she was granted a DAAD scholarship to conduct research on her PhD project at Monash University.
Victoria has guest edited the genderforum issue ‘Gender Down Under’ and has recently published articles on “Reassessing Aboriginal Self‐Determination in Rolf De Heer’s Charlie’s Country (2014)” and “‘Rights of Passage’: Exploring the Liminal Position of Indigenous Australian Youth in Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah (2009) and Ivan Sen’s Toomelah (2011)”. Her research interests include Australian Literature and Film, Indigenous Studies, Post-Colonial Theory, Film Theory, Popular Culture and Psychoanalytic Theory. She is on the Executive of the International Australian Studies Association.