Veronika Fuechtner

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor and Chair of German Studies

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Education

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Veronika Fuechtner is Chair and Associate Professor of German Studies at Dartmouth. In addition, she holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of medical education at the Geisel School of Medicine. She also teaches in Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.  She is the author of Berlin Psychoanalytic (University of California Press, 2011) and the co-editor of Imagining Germany, Imagining Asia (with Mary Rhiel, Camden House, 2013) and A Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1960 (with Douglas E. Haynes and Ryan Jones, University of California Press, 2017). She is completing a monograph on Thomas Mann's Brazilian mother and Mann's construction of race and "Germanness." Her research interests include the history of psychoanalysis and sexology, the relationship between science and culture, discourses on race and ethnicity, German-language modernism, contemporary culture, German-language film, and global cultural and scientific histories. She has received research grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Social Sciences Research Council. She has served on the national steering committee of Women in German and currently serves on the 20th and 21st LCC forum executive committee of the MLA. In spring 2020 she is an Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.  

Contact

(603) 646-2408
328 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6084

Education

  • Zwischenprüfung (B.A. equivalent) Philipps-Universität in Marburg an der Lahn
  • M.A. Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

Selected Publications

  • A Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1960, co-edited with Douglas E. Haynes and Ryan Jones, with essays by the editors and Sanjam Ahluwalia, Chiara Beccalossi, Pablo Ben, Shrikant Botre (with Haynes), Kate Fisher and Jana Funke, Rainer Herrn, Rebecca Hodes, Rachel Hsu, Ralph Leck, Kirsten Leng, Kurt MacMillan, Mark McLelland, Ishita Pande, Michiko Suzuki, Robert Deam Tobin, Angie Willey. With an Afterword by Howard Chiang (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017).

  • Imagining Germany Imagining Asia: Essays in Asian-German Studies, co-edited with Mary Rhiel, with essays by the editors and Sai Bhatawadekar, Petra Fachinger, Randall Halle, David Kim, Hoi-eun Kim, Perry Myers, Kamakshi Murti, Qinna Shen, Quinn Slobodian, and Chunjie Zhang (Rochester: Camden House, October 2013).

  • Berlin Psychoanalytic: Psychoanalysis and Culture in Weimar Republic Germany and Beyond (University of California Press, 2011).

  • “From Asian German Studies to Global German Studies?” Special forum on Asian German Studies forthcoming in The German Quarterly 93/2 (2020).

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