Sladja Blazan is a writer and a lecturer. She received her Ph.D. from Humboldt University Berlin in 2005. Currently, a guest-professor at Bard College Berlin, she has previously taught at New York University, Free University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, University College Dublin and Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. Recently she completed her second manuscript that explores the intersection of spectrality and morality under the title Ghosts and Their Hosts: A Materialist Account (publication is currently under review). Previous publications include an edited collection with the title Haunted Nature: Entanglements of the Human and the Nonhuman (Palgrave Macmillan 2021), an edited collection with Nigel Hatton, Literature and Refugees (Königshausen & Neumann 2018); a book publication with the title American Fictionary: Postsozialistische Migration in der nordamerikanischen Literatur [American Fictionary: Postsocialist Migration in North American Literature] (Winter 2006); and the edited collection Ghost Stories and Alternative Histories (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007); as well as a lecture performance with Avital Ronell with the title What Was I Thinking: A Critical Autobiography & Spectral Colloquy (HKF 2010). Her areas of research include speculative fiction, critical posthumanism, critical refugee studies, and migration.