Frank Schulze-Engler studied English, History and Political Science in Freiburg and Frankfurt/Main. In 1990 he obtained his PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt with a thesis on “Reluctant Intellectuals: Writers, Literature and Society in East Africa 1960-1980” (published in German). In 2001 he obtained his second PhD (“Habilitation”) in English Studies at the Faculty of Modern Languages, Goethe University Frankfurt with a thesis on “Shared Worlds: Experiences of Globalized Modernity in African, Asian and Caribbean Literatures in English”. From 1999 to 2001 he was a temporary professor at the English Department of Hanover University. In 2002 he was appointed professor of New Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the Institute of English and American Studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. From 2005-2009 he was President of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL).
Editor of the ASNEL Newsletter ACOLIT
Co-editor of Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society
2010 – 2013 Director of the Centre of Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF) at Goethe University Frankfurt
Since 2012 joint project leader of the collaborative resarch project “Africa’s Asian Options” (AFRASO)