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)
Graduate Certificate Programs:
Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University
Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies, Duke University
Zwischenprüfung (BA equivalent) in German Studies, English Studies, and Foreign Language Pedagogy, 2009
University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
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, October 19, 2017.
“Post-Election Germany and the Future of European Politics.” Invited Lecture to be presented at Ball State University, IN. October 17, 2017.
"Reimagining the German Canon: German Classics in Contemporary Transcultural Theater." Invited Lecture to be presented 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 Course, 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.
“Contemporary Satire in Fiction of Migration and the Question of Intersectionality.” To be presented at 24th International Conference of Europeanists, Glasgow, UK. July 12-14, 2017.
“Transnationalism and the Queering of German Identity.” To be presented at the Transnational German Studies Network Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. May 5-7, 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.