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  • After receiving Fulbright and DAAD fellowships, earning a Ph.D. from Harvard, and being an Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Brigitta Wagner has relocated to Berlin as a freelance film historian, filmmaker, and film consultant. She is currently a Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität and the Universität der Künste. She also works for the Telluride Film Festival. She is the author of DEFA after East Germany (2013) and Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the...

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  • Jenny spent a Fulbright year at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin before beginning her graduate program. She writes, “Things are going very well. That freshman writing seminar on the Künstlerroman turned out to have lasting consequences! I am still at Stanford, working toward a PhD in German Studies, and plan to graduate in June 2016. Currently, I’m in the thick of the dissertation-writing adventure, studying 19th-Century novelist Gottfried Keller and his depictions of romantic love and...

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  • After graduation, Calder received a Fulbright fellowship to study industrial archaeology, industrial cultural studies, and the history of science and technology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in German at the University of Michigan. 

    He writes, “I recently finished my preliminary exams and am now working on my dissertation prospectus. My research focuses on large-scale projects to landscape abandoned industrial sites in reunited Germany between 1989 and...

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  • Jane has spent the past year researching contemporary German art with the support of her Fulbright Scholarship, developing a specific research interest in feminist discourses in Germany on Minimalist art in the 1980s and 1990s. She simultaneously pursued opportunities in freelance writing and recently published an essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books entitled “A Torrent of Punk, Techno, and Radical Art,” treating the confluence of art and hacker culture in Berlin. Early on in the year,...

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  • Claire E. Scott is a PhD candidate in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies. Having successfully completed her preliminary exams last spring, Claire is currently writing a dissertation entitled: “Violent Mothers: Narrating Anxieties about Women as Perpetrators of Violence in German Literature and Film of the Late 20th Century.” In addition to her dissertation Claire has a forthcoming article in Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies entitled: “Subverting Injurious...

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  • Joann was the founding director of the German Center for Research and Innovation. This past April she came to campus on a visit arranged by the German Club to talk about the kinds of international opportunities that are available. Her visit quickly bore fruit, as she helped to arrange an internship in Germany for Daniel E. Berthe ’18 in the coming year after his FSP.

  • Elise Seyferth ’14 spent the spring of 2013 at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, researching chemically-mediated interactions between plants. This past year she returned to the Institute with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship.

  • Alexia has been finding exciting new opportunities wherever she goes. After a Fulbright in Munich in 2005-6, followed by several further years working at the Atlantik-Brücke in Berlin, she became the special assistant to the president of the Atlantic Council in Washington, completed an M.A. in International Security Studies at Georgetown, and joined the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow with the South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau. When her husband, a naval officer in...

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  • It is common for German majors to become, among other things, physicians or attorneys. Matt, however, is probably unique in doing both. After his undergraduate program, which included several terms as a drill instructor in German 1 and 2 and a participant in the 1986 Berlin Foreign Study Program, he went off to law school and then joined a firm. Ten years later, however, he determined that his real calling was in medicine. Stanford Medical School agreed and took him on. He did a residency at...

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  • Jon used a Fulbright to Germany to further his musical interests. While studying in Munich, he began working as a professional trombonist and has since put together a highly successful, multi-faceted career as a composer, arranger, performer, and producer. He lives outside Hamburg.

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