Academic History

 

  • Ph.D., German and Women's Studies, Duke University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Theater Arts, Minor in German Literature, University of Michigan, 2004

 

Publications

  • "'Well-integrated Muslims': Adolescent Anti-Violence Activism in Berlin." German Life and Letters. Forthcoming Jan. 2015. 
  • "Criminalizing Honor: Seyran AteĊŸ and Thea Dorn tackle Tatort." Kriminalliteratur und Interkulturalität. Eds. Sandra Beck and Katrin Schneider-Özbek. Bielefeld: Aisthesis-Verlag. Forthcoming 2015.

Courses Taught

  • German 101- Beginning German I
  • German 102 - Beginning German II
  • German 115 - Fairy Tales (in English)
  • German 116 - The Holocaust (in English)
  • German 117 - Islam in Europe (in English)
  • German 205 - Intermediate German
  • German 301 - Autobiography
  • German 311 - Introduction to Literature
  • German 315 - Weimar Republic
  • German 316 - The Dynamic Duo of Weimar
  • German 317 - Life under Dictatorship (East Germany)
  • German 386 - Divided Germany (in English)
  • German 387 - Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (in English)
  • German 387 - Pop and Youth Culture (in English)

Academic Awards

  • Fulbright-DAAD Sommerakademie für amerikanische Germanistikprofessoren, 2014
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Chancellor Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • U.S. State Department, Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant, Turkish Program at Bogazici University, Istanbul