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At Emory University, German studies is a freestanding language department within the Emory College of Arts & Sciences. It offers a pedagogically-driven and integrated undergraduate major and minor in German studies. In addition, the German studies faculty teach courses in Yiddish language and culture, in the Linguistics Program, The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, the Sustainability Minor, and the Music and Film & Media Studies Departments. Faced with Germany’s abhorrent Nazi past and the atrocities committed during the Holocaust as well as the legacy of German colonialism, the Department is particularly committed to critically examine cultural memories of oppression and resistance, and therefore actively promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), in research, coursework, and outreach. 



Faculty in the News

Dr. Hiram Maxim appeared on NPR’s Political Rewind: Lessons For U.S. From Nations That Confront Atrocities With Reflection, Educationwith Bill Nigut.

Faculty Service

Dr. Caroline Schaumann has been invited to serve on the editorial board of The German Quarterly

Faculty Awards

Dr. Peter Höyng received the Excellence in Language Teaching Award from the Emory College Language Center and the Professor of the Year Award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)


Faculty Publication

Dr. Hiram Maxim co-edited Language Teaching in the Linguistic Landscape: Mobilizing Pedagogy in Public Space



Faculty Research

Dr. Didem Uca received a Max Kade Grant to work on her book project at Washington University's Contemporary German Literature Collection at Olin Library.

Student Accomplishments

Jesus Palenzuela and Adam Weisman received an ECLC Summer Student Assistantship to complete research with Prof. Caroline Schaumann

German Studies major Hannah Kreuziger receives outstanding service award. 

Julien Nathan has  been awarded the Halle Undergraduate Research fellowship for summer 2021, and  a summer internship with the Archives of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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