Spring semester 2013 I am not on campus, but teaching at the University of Potsdam, Germany
German Literature of 20th century with focus on post-war Germany, contemporary German Literature, minority and multicultural writing since the 1980s, literature since unification;
Research areas: postcolonial studies and transnational literature; postdramatic theatre; writers researched and written on: Rafik Schami, Yoko Tawada, Libuse Monikova, George Tabori, Zafer Senocak, Yade Kara.
Research areas: postcolonial studies and transnational literature and how it pertains to contemporary German literature; postdramatic theatre and intercultural trends; writers researched and written on: Rafik Schami, Yoko Tawada, Libuse Monikova, George Tabori, Zafer Senocak, Yade Kara.
Spring semester 2013:
On faculty exchange at the University of Potsdam, Germany
Fall semester 2013:
German 201: Intermediate German, both sections
Spring semester 2014:
Director of German Study Abroad Program to Germany and Austria through the German Section of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department
1997 Ph.D. in German Literature, University of Maryland at College Park
1988 MA in German Literature, University of Maryland at College Park
1985 Bachelor degree (equivalent), double major in Sociology and Linguistics with a minor in English, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
Kulturelle Hybridität in der deutschen Minoritätenliteratur der achtziger Jahre. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2008. 2. edition. 246 pp.
"Die Toten erzählen grundsätzlich anders": Yoko Tawadas postdramatischer Text Die Kranichmakse, die bei Nacht strahlt. GegenwartsLiteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch. A German Studies Yearbook, ed. by Paul Michael Luetzeler and Stephan K. Schindler. 9/2010: 59-81.
“Family Secrets and Hybrid Identities: Rewriting the Past for the Future in Rafik Schami’s Reise zwischen Nacht und Morgen and Zafer Senocak’s Gefährliche Verwandschaft.“ Colloquia Germanica. Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik. Ed. Theodore Fiedler and Harald Hobusch. (2008): 41.4. 295-313.
"Das kurze Leuchten unter dem Tor oder auf dem Weg zur geträumten Sprache: Poetological Reflections in Works by Yoko Tawada." Yoko Tawada: Voices from Everywhere. Ed. Doug Slaymaker. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. 59-76.
"The 'Circus of Culture' and Culture as Circus in Rafik Schami's Reise zwischen Nacht und Morgen." Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies (2006): 42.3: 302-320.
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
Coalition of Women in German (WIG)
German Studies Association (GSA)
Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Montana Association of Language Teachers (MALT)
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
Visiting Professor Spring semester 2013 at the University of Potsdam, Germany (Faculty exchange)
Director of German and Austrian semester long study abroad programs for students at UM organized through the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (2000, 2005, 2007, 2010)
Publishes in German in Germany as well as in English
Lived and worked in Germany and in Europe