Stefanie Müller’s research includes African American literature, Relational Sociology, as well as law and literature. Her first book investigates the presence of the past in the novels of Toni Morrison and employs the theoretical work of Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias. In 2018, she co-edited a special issue of Finance and Society on financial temporalities. Recently, she has completed a manuscript on the business corporation is US-American law, literature, and visual culture in the long nineteenth century. From 2007 to 2017, she was a research assistant (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin) at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. From 2014 to 2017 she was a Feodor-Lynen Fellow at the English Department at UC Irvine in Southern California and a Von Humboldt Visiting Fellow at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute at Freie Universität Berlin. She is currently serving as Deputy Chair of American Studies at WWU Muenster.