The German Association for American Studies’ annual conference took place, from June 12-15, 2014, in Würzburg. During the conference, Ambassador Emerson awarded Ms. Christina Maria Koch the 2014 Ambassador’s Grant for Young Researchers. Ms. Koch is currently working on her dissertation project “Envisioning the Body in Graphic Medicine” at Marburg University. Ms. Koch’s dissertation discusses interconnections of literature and medicine through visual culture. She will use the Ambassador’s Award for Young researchers to conduct research at Ohio State University.