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German Studies

German Studies

Take a critical, socially-engaged and interdisciplinary approach to German Studies. Beyond the study of language, you will explore a wide breadth of topics – from music and film to exploring international politics in the past, present, and future. Acquire the tools to navigate an increasingly intercultural world as you open the door to further graduate work or a professional career in international education, business and more.

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  • Inge Aures, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Teaching and research interests: 20th- and 21st-century German literature and culture; self and society; German film; migration from and to Germany; Holocaust and exile literature; and post-war literature and culture.
  • Julia Brüggemann, Ph.D., Georgetown University. University. Research interests: modern Germany; gender, sexuality and race; and migration.
  • Howard Pollack-Milgate, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: German romanticism, science and literature; German Jewish culture; psychoanalysis; and translations. Teaching interests: thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche, Freud and Einstein and topics such as German environmentalism and music in German culture.