Natasza Gawlick is a fifth year PhD student in the Carolina-Duke Joint Graduate Program in German Studies. Her current research interests focus on identity and belonging in Sinti and Roma literature, theater and film of the 21st century. Natasza’s dissertation explores the way each above-mentioned genre facilitates the creation of non-territorial communities through their distinct formal and structural elements, as well as their theoretical commitments to queer studies, intersectional feminism, and Critical Race Theory. She is particularly interested in exploring the role of kinship, archives of memory and changing notions of citizenship that are articulated through and vis a vis cultural products. Natasza serves on the editorial collective at the DDGC (Diversity, Decolonization and the German Curriculum) Blog and is interested the role that digital humanities and virtual spaces (such as websites, forums, etc.) can play in creating a sense of community.