Department:World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
College:College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise:Anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall, anniversary of German unification, German economy, Neo-Nazis, importance of learning a foreign language, language learners, contemporary German culture, German film, Academy-Award nominated German films, contemporary German authors, Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass
Education:PhD, German, Washington University in St. Louis; MA, Germany, University of Pennsylvania; BA, German, University of Pennsylvania
Activities:Has been interviewed frequently for European publications, including magazine.de. Author of Intertextual Exile: Volker Braun's Dramatic Re-Vision of GDR Society, and co-editor of Berlin. The Symphony Continues: Orchestrating Architectural, Social and Artistic Change in Germany's New Capital and Textual Responses to German Unification: Processing Historical and Social Change in Literature and Film.