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Graduate Student List

Elizabeth Alexander

Graduate Student  |  BUR 382

Matt Anderson

Graduate student, Assistant Instructor  |  BUR 366


  19th century German literature, historiography, nationalism and national sentiment, canonicity, collective memory, Swedish literature and culture

Steve Bartels

Graduate Student, LBJ School of Public Affairs  |  BUR 362

Margo Blevins

Graduate Student, Teaching Assistant  |  BUR 374

Collin Brown

Graduate student  |  232-6381  |  BUR 362


  Creoles & pidgins, Dutch/Afrikaans, language contact, historical linguistics, Sprachinseln, folklore

Devon Donohue-Bergeler

Graduate student, Foreign Language Education


M.A. in German Studies/Culture and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


  foreign language acquisition in a study abroad setting, experiential learning, motivation and inter-cultural learning

Ryan Dux

PhD Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant


  Syntax, Semantics, Historical Linguistics, Grammatical Change, Language Pedagogy, German-American Dialects

Matthias Fingerhuth

Graduate Student, Assistant Instructor  |  BUR 370

Jenny Fischer

Graduate Student, Assistant Instructor  |  BUR 382


M.A. in German as a Foreign Language (DaF), University of Leipzig, Germany and Federal University of Paraná, Brazil


  Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Multilingualism, Critical Bicultural Pedagogy, Linguistic Relativity, Translation Studies

Katrin Fuchs

Graduate Student, Assistant Instructor  |  BUR 374

Maggie S Gemmell

Assistant Instructor, Ph.D. Candidate  |  BUR 382


M.A. Germanic Studies - Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin


  Metaphor, Politeness, Lexical Semantics, Conversation Analysis, Foreign Language Pedagogy

David Huenlich

PhD Candidate, Assistant Instructor  |  Burdine 362

T. Adams LaBorde

PhD Candidate, Assistant Instructor  |  Burdine 362

Cornelia Loos

Graduate student, Department of Linguistics; Assistant Instructor  |  BUR 382

Alexander Lorenz

Graduate Student, Assistant Instructor  |  BUR 370


MA, University of Mississippi


  Second Language Acquisition, Curriculum Development, Language Contact & Variation, Syntax & Phonology, Multilingualism

Jessica Plummer

PhD Candidate; Graduate Student


  19th- and 20th-century literature, popular literature and culture, theater, intersections of social class and literature, and German cultural history

Amanda Ziemba Randall

Ph.D. Candidate; Assistant Instructor  |  Burdine 378


M.A. in cultural anthropology, Rice University


  comparative Germanophone cultural studies, 19th-21st-century Germanophone literature, intellectual history, history of science, ethnography, translation studies, film studies, foreign language pedagogy

Jake Reis

Graduate student

Jason Roberts

Graduate Student, Teaching Assistant II  |  BUR 370


M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Tavis Sartin

Graduate Student, Teaching Assistant  |  BUR 366

Kristina Saunders

Graduate Student, Assistant Instructor  |  BUR 382


MA in Second Language Acquisition, Kansas State University


  Interactional Linguistics/Conversation Analysis, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, and Historical Linguistics

Matthew Sherman

Graduate Student  |  BUR 370

Annika VanNoy

Graduate student  |  471-5665  |  BUR 378

Cindy Walter-Gensler

Ph.D Candidate, Editorial Assistant for the German Studies Review  |  BUR 382


M. A. in Germanic Studies, University of Florida


  Feminist Theory, German Feminism, Representations of Motherhood in German Culture, Representations of State Violence

Zoë Wyatt

Assistant Instructor, Graduate Student  |  BUR 374


MA, University of Oklahoma
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