Lisann Anders is a teaching and research assistant at the English Department of the University of Zurich. She is currently working on her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Barbara Straumann and Elisabeth Bronfen. Lisann holds an M.A. in Screenwriting from the National University of Ireland Galway. She also studied English Literature and Linguistics, Media & Communication as well as History at the University of Zurich, receiving her M.A. in 2015. While her M.A. thesis analyzed friend relations in Shakespeare, her PhD work focuses on American studies, in particular imagined crimes within the borders of the city.