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Dr. Katrin Sieg - Informal Talk and Reception
April 3, 2013 - 3:00pm – 4:45pm
Performance as Public Practice presents Germanic Studies and Performance scholar Dr. Katrin Sieg, who will give an informal talk followed by a reception.
Dr. Sieg will present an informal talk followed by a discussion. Dr. Sieg is Associate Professor of German at Georgetown. Prior to her appointment at Georgetown, Professor Sieg was a faculty member of the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. She holds a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has received several awards and grants, among them a Humboldt Fellowship, which she used to pursue research in Berlin during the 2001-2002 academic year, and a Senior Faculty Research Award (Fall 2008), which allowed her to complete her most recent book. Professor Sieg is the author of three books on twentieth-century German theater and performance, which focus on the politics of nationality, race/ethnicity, and gender/sexuality. Her recent research looks at the documentary work performed at an immigrant theater in Berlin. Since 2009, she has been a member of an international, interdisciplinary research group examining the Eurovision Song Contest as a site where the "New Europe" is imagined and performed, and becomes available for identification and refashioning.