Université de Montréal (Langues et littératures du monde)
Nikola von Merveldt is associate professor and director of graduate studies of German Studies at the Départment de littératures et langues du monde of the Université de Montréal. Following her studies in medieval and comparative literature in Strasbourg, Neuchâtel, Cambridge, and Munich, she discovered book history in Montreal as an inspiring interdisciplinary and international field of research which allowed her to combine her interests in children’s literature, media, and cultural studies and to work together with wonderful people. Von Merveldt is convinced research in the humanities should have real-life impact, and uses exhibitions, literature festivals, online platforms, or workshops for children to reach non-academic audiences and bring together books and people. She is a founding member of the Interacting with Print group, a fellow of the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, and a member of the non-profit organization pinselfisch promoting literature and literacy.