- M.A., German Languages & Literatures, Washington University
- State Examinations, English & German, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
- Ph.D., Germanic Studies, University of Minnesota
- Nineteenth-Century German Literature and Culture
- German Colonialism
- Travel Writing
- Feminist Criticism
I teach all German courses in the Department of World Languages & Cultures. These include language courses and courses about culture in English and in German, e.g.:
- Elementary German I & II
- Intermediate German I & II
- Advanced German Proficiency I & II
- Introduction to German Literature
- The Birth of Modern Germany
- Berlin – Symphony of a Great City. History, Culture and Identity in Germany’s Metropolis
- Minorities and Migration in Germany
- German Film
- European Cinema
- Fairy Tales and Feminism: Tales of Terror? (GRW)
“Into Thin Air – Extreme Landscapes, Self Discovery, and Narrative in Christoph Ransmayr’s Der fliegende Berg.” Anxious Journeys: Contemporary German Travel Literature. Ed. Karin Baumgartner and Monika Shafi. 177-192. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2019.
“Longing for the Other - Colonial Fantasies in Armand’s Novels.” German Life and Letters 68 (2015): 370-86.
“Blood Brothers? Germans and Indians in Friedrich Gerstäcker’s Fiction.” The Arkansas Historical Quarterly 73 (2014): 90-101.
“Inventing America: German Racism and Colonial Dreams in Sophie Wörishöffer’s Im Goldlande Kalifornien (1891).” Sophie Discovers America: German-Speaking Women Write the New World. Ed. Rob McFarland and Michelle Stott James. 111-124. New York: Camden House 2014.