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), Fulbright, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), PSC-CUNY and other grants and funding for her research and teaching. Currently she serves as a DAAD Research Ambassador (2019-2021), assisting faculty and students interested in studying, conducting research, or initiating collaborative research projects with German colleagues.
Professor Spreizer coordinates the German Program, teaches all course levels, and is also the academic adviser for the CUNY/Berlin Winter and Summer semester programs.
Office: Queens Hall 330D
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.
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.