Meet the Faculty
Associate Professor of German and Director of German Studies
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1:00-3:00
and by appointment
M.A., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Member of International Research Collaborative Crossovers: African American and German Interactions
“Roaming Fantasies and Trapped Bodies: Tracing Identity Construction in Florian Flicker’s Suzie Washington (1998).” New Austrian Film. Ed. Robert Dassanowsky and Oliver Speck. New York: Berghahn, 2008.
“Black Bodies on White Snow: The Re-construction of Germanness as White in Luis Trenker’s The Prodigal Son (1934).” (Manuscript accepted by editors of anthology on American and European discourses of race; under review with Harvard UP.)
Rev. of “Nicht alle Weißen schießen:” Afrika-Repräsentationen im Österreich der 1950er Jahre im Kontext von (Post-)Kolonialismus und (Post-)Nationalsozialismus, by Vida Bakondy and Renée Winter. Modern Austrian Literature 42.1 (2009): 124-126.
“‘The Hills Are Alive…:’ Tourism and the Performative Construction of Places.” Women in German Yearbook 21 (2005): 192-215. (peer-reviewed)
“(Re)mapping the Nation: Sound of Music Tourism and Austrian National Identity, ca 2000 CE.” Tourist Studies 4.1 (2004): 137-59. (peer-reviewed)