Academic interests

  • 20th and 21st century German and German-American cultural studies
  • cinema studies, cinema archives
  • representations of identity


  • Language sequence (1st-4th semester German)
  • German Cinema/Der deutsche Film
  • Disney's Grimm Fairy Tales
  • Oberstufe Grammatik
  • Schreiben und Sprechen

Awards and Grants

  • Enhanced Mentoring Program with Opportunities for Ways to Excel in Research (2020, IUPUI)
  • Curriculum Enhancement Grant (2020-2021, IUPUI)
  • German Studies Association Max Kade Berlin Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Kansas Humanities Council Grant (2018)
  • Short Term Research Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (2016)
  • Stipend, Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (2016)
  • Albert Bernard Faust Research Grant, Society for German-American Studies (2014)


  • "Anna Heger’s Grammatical Futurity" (Seminar, forthcoming)
  • “Announced but not Enacted: Anti-Racist German Studies as Process,” second co-author with Andrea Dawn Bryant, Ervin Malakaj, and David Gramling (Applied Linguistics, 19.1, 124-128)
  • “Entertainment, Art, or Education? The Emergence of Film Studies in the Twin Cities” (The Moving Image, amz057, 1-9)
  • “The Archive and Writing (German) Film History.” Becoming TransGerman: Cultural Identity Beyond Geography, edited by Thomas O. Haakenson, Tirza True Latimer, Carol Hager, and Deborah Barton, editors. Peter Lang, 2019, 159-94.

Related professional service

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Kansas State University


  • Book Review Editor (German) for Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature (2016-present)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Ambassador (2019 – present)
  • Encyclopedia entries on Media and Popular Culture for Modern Germany (ABC-CLIO) and book review for Society for German-American Studies
  • Events for Max Kade German-American Center (, IUPUI, Kansas State University, University of Minnesota
  • student study abroad (IUPUI, Kansas State University)

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