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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 378


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


  Applied Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition; Comparative Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy; German Language Teaching Material Development; Curriculum Development; Applying Differentiated Instruction in Foreign Language Education; Translation in Communicative Language Teaching

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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