I am an Americanist who studies literature and other media to understand the forms and narratives that shape our worlds. My research is interdisciplinary: In my project on corporations in law and literature, for example, I studied the way in which US-Americans imagined the (business) corporation as an intangible yet powerful collective entity in legal as well as literary sources in the long nineteenth century. In my current project on corporate/organizational storytelling, I am interested in how group entities gain agency and personhood through narrativization. For more on my projects, see this tab.

If you have questions about my research, feel free to contact me via e-mail: smue[at]stefaniemueller.net