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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 News

Associate Professor Paul Buchholz presented "Energy Crisis, Environmental Politics, and the New Left in 1970's West Germany and Austria" at Duke University, Rubenstein Library 249, Carpenter Conference Room, on November 17, at 7:00pm. 

Race and Ethnicity GER in Language Classes: A panel discussion with the Department of German Studies Faculty of Emory University

In Fall 2021, Emory College implemented a new required course focusing on race and ethnicity as part of General Education in response to advocacy from Black Students at Emory. on November 2, 2022 in an Emory College Language Center roundtable, Professor Caroline Schaumann, Assistant Professor Didem Uca, and Associate Professor Paul Buchholz from the Department of German Studies shared their experiences of creating and teaching their courses in order to support other faculty from languages, literatures, and cultures fields in their own course development.

Faculty News

Co-translated by Professor Peter Höyng and Professor Emeritus Chauncey J. Mellor, the novel Marylin by Arthur Rundt (1928) will be published on September 20, 2022. 

Student News

Congratulations to recently graduated German Studies majors Brooke Daly and Kristin Wadsworth who will spend the 2022-23 academic year as English teaching assistants in the German-speaking world. Brooke will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Hessen, Germany, and Kristin will be a U.S. Teaching Assistant in Saalfelden, Austria.

Faculty News

Dr. Dan Walter was recognized as the AATG Georgia Professor of the Year.

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