German Studies

Recent Ph.D Placement

See what recent German Studies Ph.D. Graduates are doing.

  • Rebecca Haubrich

    2019

    Dissertation: Mourning (M)Others: Images of a Maternal Education

    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Dalhousie University (Canada)

  • Stephanie Galasso

    2018

    Dissertation: Genre and National Identity in German Romanticism

    Current Position: Schröder Research Associate in German, Cambridge University (U.K.)

  • Dennis Johannssen

    2017

    Dissertation: Unclaimed Language: The Literary Criticism of Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno

    Current Position: Assistant Professor of German, Lafayette College

  • Benjamin Brand

    2016

    Dissertation: Nebeneinander, Miteinander, Querfeldein: Johann Peter Hebel - Walter Benjamin - W.G. Sebald

    Current Position: Visiting Lecturer in German, University of Pittsburgh

  • Natalie Lozinski-Veach

    2016 (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with German Emphasis)

    Dissertation: Creaturely Constellations: Animals, Literature, and Critical Thought after Auschwitz

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and Culture, Arizona State University

  • Silja Maehl

    2016

    Dissertation: Poetics of Translation: Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt and Yoko Tawada

    Current Position: Editor, Heyne Verlag / Penguin Random House

  • Michael Powers

    2015

    Dissertation: Clouds: Walter Benjamin and the Rhetoric of the Image

    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Kalamazoo College

  • Katrin Dettmer

    2012

    Dissertation: Die Berührung der Toten: Geschichte und Performanz in Heiner Müllers Dramatik

    Current Position: Arts Coordinator, NYU Berlin

Additional Information

Information for Ph.D. and Masters programs including a 5th Year Masters Program.
Information about coursework, foreign language requirements, the qualifying exam, dissertation and teaching.
Information on places across Brown University and International to enhance your German Studies learning.