Ph.D. in German Studies, 2016
The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies
Duke University, Durham, NC & The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Transcultural Satire in German Fiction of Turkish Migration: Self-Deprecation, Ethnic Impersonation, Intertextuality
Advisor: Dr. Priscilla Layne (UNC-Chapel Hill)
College Teaching, Duke University
Feminist Studies, Duke University
Zwischenprüfung (BA equivalent) in German Studies, English Studies, and Foreign Language Pedagogy, 2009
University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
"Palimpsestic Performances: Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje’s Verrücktes Blut as Post-migrant Theater." Türkisch-deutsche Studien Jahrbuch. Forthcoming 2017.
"A Scaffolded Approach to Overcoming Unconscious Competence: Digital Learning Tools in the Intermediate German Curriculum.” andererseits: Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies. Forthcoming 2017.
"Introduction to Pedagogy Section.” andererseits: Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies. Forthcoming 2017.
Transnationalism in Contemporary German-Language Literature eds. Herrmann, Elisabeth, Carrie Smith-Prei, & Stuart Taberner. Women in German Newsletter. 127 Forthcoming summer 2017.
Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US eds. Sabine von Mering and Timothy Wyman McCarty. Women in German Newsletter. 126. Summer 2015.
Stansell, Gary. "David und seine Freunde: Sozialwissenschaftliche Betrachtungen der David-Jonathan Freundschaft” in: Alte Texte in neuen Kontexten. Wo steht die Sozialwissenschaftliche Bibelexegese? Kohlhammer Verlag, Stuttgart, 2015.
“Poetry in Motion: From Durham to Berlin.” Translation of song lyrics for Durham, NC based hip-hop artist and activist Ms. Shirlette Ammons. Co-translated with Michelle Eley, Corinna Kahnke, and Priscilla Layne.
Work in Progress
“Between Mimesis and Masquerade: Ethnic Impersonation in Hussi Kutlucan's film Ich Chef, Du Turnschuh. 28 manuscript pages. To be submitted to Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies.
German Language and Culture
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Berlin Program
Most Recent Invited Lectures
“Queering the Family, Queering the Nation State: On Kutlug Ataman’s Lola und Bilidikid.” Invited Lecture to be presented at Elon University, NC. Spring semester 2018.
“On Questions of Intersectionality and Passing in Contemporary German Fiction.” Invited Lecture for the Gender, Generation, and Migration Graduate Seminar at the University of Waterloo, ON. Spring semester 2018
“Post-Election Germany and the Future of European Politics.” Invited Lecture at Ball State University, IN. October 17, 2017.
“Reimagining the German Canon: German Classics in Contemporary Transcultural Theater.” Invited Lecture for the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Chapel Hill, NC. March 6, 2016.
“9. November: Deutschlands Schicksalstag.” Invited Guest Lecture for Seminar in German Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. November 9, 2015.
Most Recent Conference Papers
“Preparing Future Faculty – An Apprenticeship Approach.” To be presented at ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Nashville, TN. November 17-19, 2017.
Seminar Participant, “Strategies for Strengthening Small Undergraduate German Programs.” GSA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. October 5-8, 2017.
"Overcoming Vater Staat: Dysfunctional Families and Disrupted National Identity in Post-War and Post-Unification German Literature and Film." Coalition of Women in German 40th Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada. October 22-25, 2015
"Performing Transcultural Satire: (Re)Interpreting Schiller through Nurkan Erpulat’s Verrücktes Blut." GSA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. October 1-4, 2015.
"(Un)Gendering Germanness: On Dysfunctional Families and Disrupted National Identity in Post-War and Post-Unification German Fiction." Women’s Studies Graduate Scholars Colloquium, Duke University, Durham, NC. February 23, 2015.
"’The Personal is Political’: Dysfunctional Families and Disrupted National Identity in Post-War and Post-Unification German Literature and Film." Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Vancouver, BC. January 8-11, 2015.