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  • 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...

  • Even in retirement, Jack maintains his presence at the University of Minnesota and continues to solidify his standing as one of the world’s preeminent fairy tale experts. Princeton University Press has recently published his new translation of The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition.

  • 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...

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...