Kira J. Hußing
Kira is a PhD candidate and Irish Research Scholar in the Media and German Studies department at Maynooth University, working under the supervision of Dr. Valerie Heffernan (German Studies) and Dr. Denis Condon (Media Studies). Her research is focused on the representation of motherhood in contemporary Irish and German film and is currently titled Motherhood in Contemporary German and Irish Cinema since 1990. This interdisciplinary project specifically presents alternative depictions on motherhood, outside of the traditional maternal discourse, such as maternal regret, single motherhood and lesbian motherhood. Kira will present her research in April, at the 2017 Mother Figures and Representation of Motherhood. Contemporary Perspectives Conference, at François Rabelais University, Tours, France. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and a Master of Arts in Film and Media Dramaturgy from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.