Kylie Crane studied English Literatures and Comparative Linguistics, receiving a BA (Hons) from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), a M.A. from the University of Tübingen (Germany) and her Dr. Phil. from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). She had a one-year teaching stint at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) before being responsible for Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Mainz-Germersheim (Germany), as Juniorprofessor. She currently works at the University of Potsdam, where she is a PostDoc affiliated with the DFG funded Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms, and in 2020 received her Habilitation for the subjects English Literature, English Cultural Studies, and American Literary and Cultural Studies.
Kylie works in the field of Anglophone literary and cultural studies, drawing on and developing ideas from postcolonial studies, environmental humanities/ecocriticism and material cultures. More specifically, she likes to think, write and teach about the Anthropocene, material cultural studies, narrative forms (novels, travel writing, (auto)biographical forms, nature writing), and Australian studies; she finds herself increasingly interested in the Anglophone literatures and cultural production of the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent. She was a board member of GAPS (Gesellschaft für anglophone postkoloniale Studien, from 2011-2015) and is a series editor for KOALAS.
Kylie likes hiking (and walking), reading, contemporary art, and making things. She is Mama to Elliot and Oscar.