Associate Professor of German; Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Diplom (Russian and English Studies), Universität Leipzig, Germany, 1975
Ph.D. (Modern Russian Literature), Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany, 1984
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
German Feature and Documentary Films Since 1945, German-Jewish Studies, Film and Literature on the Holocaust, Oral History/Story-Telling and Memory of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families
Fractured Lives: A German-Jewish Family’s Correspondence during the Holocaust (under contract with Cambridge University Press, to be published in 2010).
“New Places, New Identities: The (Ever)Changing Concept of ‘Heimat,’ German Politics, and Society,” German Politics and Society, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer 2008.
Scholar-in-residence, Families, Children, and the Holocaust, Hadassah Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, Boston, 2010
Summer Research Grant for Research Trip to Theresienstadt, Goucher College, June 17- 20, 2008
David Baumgardt Fellowship Award, Leo Baeck Institute, New York City, 2006
Summer Research Grant for trip to Israel, Goucher College, June 27-July 4, 2006
Co-Organizer of International DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer Seminar, Memory and Intercultural Aspects in the German Language Classroom: Teaching about the Nazi Regime and the Holocaust, Berlin, 2006
Certificate of Merit, the Goethe Institute and the American Association of Teachers of German, 2004