Posts by Katharina von Hammerstein / Barbara Kosta/ Julie Shoults
Katharina von Hammerstein (Ph.D., UCLA, USA) is Full Professor of German Studies and member of the Human Rights Institute’s leadership team at the University of Connecticut, USA. Her twelve book publications and numerous articles focus on Gender and German Literature from the 18th through the 20th centuries; German-African colonial and post-colonial connections; and topics related to Human Rights violations and War. She is currently investigating testimonies on the 1904-1908 Herero Genocide in the former colony of German Southwest Africa (today’s Namibia) and its aftermath.
Barbara Kosta is Professor and Head of the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in twentieth-century and contemporary German and Austrian literature, culture and film. She is the recipient of Fulbright and DAAD awards for research on autobiographical writing and filming in postwar Germany and for her work on the modern woman in Weimar Germany and on the film The Blue Angel.
Julie Shoults received her PhD in German Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2015 and is a Lecturer in German at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. Her research interests include life writing and autobiographical genres, women and socialism, and German Expressionism. Her current projects focus on intersections of gender and violence in the contexts of WWI, WWII, and the GDR.
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