I received my PhD from McGill University in June 2017 after completing my dissertation, Out of Line: Print and Materiality in the West German Protest Movement. At present I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where I will be teaching courses in German language as well as an upper-level interdisciplinary seminar titled: “Protest: West Germany, 1968.” My research interests include theories of media, materiality, performativity, protest and visual culture. I am an avid radio/podcast listener and enjoy the great outdoors where and when I can.


Ph.D. Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, McGill University M.A. Department of Germanics, University of Washington  B.A. Department of German; Department of History, University of Montana


“The Politics of Removal: ‘Kursbuch’ and the West German Protest Movement.” The Sixites 7:2 (2014): 138-54.


Graffiti and the Question of Literary History in Postwar Germany


MLA (Modern Languages Association)  GSA (German Studies Association)  ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)  CAUTG (Canadian Association of University Teachers of German) 

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