• Ph.D., German, Indiana University
  • Magister Artium, Universität Konstanz (University of Constance, Germany)
  • B.A., Lafayette College

Scholarly Interests

20th-21st century German literature and film,  esp. Unification literature and film
Memory culture
Collective memory theory
German cinema
Technology use in the classroom


  • IN-AATG German Collegiate Teacher of the Year (notified May 2016). November 2016. 
  • GSA Graduate Student Paper Prize-published in the German Studies Review; GSA Award for Best Article: “Truer than the Real Thing”: ‘Real’ and ‘Hyperreal’ Representations of the Past in Das Leben der Anderen." October 2010.

Experience with other languages and cultures

I have traveled extensively, mostly throughout Europe and the United States.  (At last count, I had traveled to over 25 coutries.)  In addition to German, I have had coursework in French, Latin and Italian.

Die Grenzen meiner Sprache sind die Grenzen meiner Welt." (The limits of my language are the limits of my world.)

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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