Christa Spreizer, Associate Professor, received her PhD and MA in German Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and her BA in Economics and German from Mount Holyoke College. Her research interests include nineteenth and twentieth century German literature and culture. She has published a book on the Expressionist Walter Hasenclever, and articles on Expressionism, Nietzschean feminism, Wilhelmine consumerism, Wilhelmine journalism, Romanticism, and the use of multimedia technologies in the foreign language classroom. Her edited volume on women and journalism, "Discovering Women's History: German-speaking Journalists 1900-1950" appeared in 2014.
Prof. Spreizer has received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), PSC-CUNY and other grants for her research and teaching. In 2014 she was selected to participate in an AATG seminar at Georgetown University on curricular reform. Professor Spreizer coordinates the German Program, teaches all course levels, and is academic adviser for the CUNY/Berlin summer program.
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Nora Carr is currently a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the
CUNY Graduate Center. She holds a BA in History and French from NYU and an
MA in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center. Her interests
include 20th-century French, German, and Latin American literature.
Elena Mancini received her PhD in German Studies from Rutgers
University. She is interested in twentieth- and twenty-first century German
literature and film, sexual politics, political literature, and
translation, and enjoys emphasizing the intersections of culture and
politics in her courses. She authored a biography of sexual rights
activist, Magnus Hirschfeld, entitled: Magnus Hirschfeld and the Quest
for Sexual Freedom: A History of the First International Sexual Freedom
Movement with Palgrave. Professor Mancini also serves as the Culture
Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, and as an
Information Officer at DAAD New York.
Gabriella Skwara has an MA in German from UC Davis and an MA in Germanic
Languages and Literatures from University of Pennsylvania, where she
voluntarily concluded her PhD studies at the dissertation stage. She
specialized in German-Jewish Studies at UPenn, with a particular focus on
German- and Yiddish- language literary production in Austria. Her teaching
background includes two years spent as Resident Director of UMaine's
study abroad program in Salzburg. In addition to teaching German at Queens
College she currently serves as a Program Officer at the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD) where she advises German fellowship recipients
studying in the US and Canada.
Rebekka Kehlenbrink holds a B.Ed and an M.Ed from the University of Augsburg and the Wittelsbacher Gymnasium in Munich, Germany. She has taught at the German International School of Silicon Valley and the Gymnasium Neubiberg in Munich, Germany. Since relocating back to the U.S., she has been teaching German at Deutsches Haus at NYU and, as of the Spring 2015 term, at Queens College CUNY.