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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...

  • 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.

  • The website describes Susanna as “the Program Director for culture and the arts at Salzburg Global Seminar, where she conceptualizes, develops, and manages several seminars and programs each year. She joined the staff of Salzburg Global Seminar in 1995 and has served in various capacities including academic program coordinator, director of program development, and director of seminars. Before coming to Salzburg Global,...

  • Veronika Fuechtner

    Veronika Fuechtner reported in this summer from Berlin while directing the summer LSA with an unusually large group of students. Last fall, she taught her German cinema class, in which she took the students to see Volker Schlöndorff’s new film “Diplomacy” at Telluride at Dartmouth and organized a Skype conversation with taz-film critic Cristina Nord. She also taught the class “To Be Young and German” (GR 10.01), which featured students’ monologue presentations of...

  • Jonathan Sa’adah’s How Many Roads, his book of photographs of the Upper Valley in the 1970s, includes a portrait of Steve as an example of someone living on the land. During his senior year, Steve squatted in a cabin on the Connecticut River in Norwich, commuting to his German classes by canoe.

    Since graduating as a German major — after participating in the Mainz FSP that Bruce Duncan directed in 1970 — Steve has gone on to become Professor in Educational Policy Studies at...

  • Michael, Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages and Professor of German at Princeton, has published, together with Howard Eiland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard UP). This is his second book on Benjamin, not including the standard English-language version of Benjamin’s writings, of which he is the general editor. Mike’s many other publications treat theories of art history, literary modernism, Weimar culture, 18th-century aesthetics, and photography.

  • Ray teaches at the Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota. His specialties are second-language acquisition, medieval German literature, and Dutch.


  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.