Williamson, Jason
jaskwill@uwm.eduCurtin Hall 895

Williamson, Jason

Senior Teaching Faculty
Ancient & Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, German

Biographical Text

My ongoing research explores the legacy of 1977’s violent “German Autumn”—the pinnacle of leftist terrorism in West Germany. At the moment, I am focusing on discursive practices in memoirs written by former terrorists and by family members of their victims, respectively.


  • PhD, Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA, German, University of Oklahoma
  • BBA, Management, University of Oklahoma

Selected Publications

  • Co-author (with Susanne Sutton). “MINT-spezifische Textsortenkompetenz: Ein Plädoyer und Unterrichtsmodul für Protokoll als Textsorte im fachsensiblen DaF-Unterricht.” Deutsch als zweite Bildungssprache in MINT-Fächern. Eds. Keith Cothrun, Jupp Möhring and Erwin Tschirner. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2017. 75-102.
  • “A Survivor’s Perspective on Memory and Memorial Culture: Recollections on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing.” Social Science Quarterly 1 (2016): 101-104.

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st-century German literature, history, and culture
  • Cultural responses to terrorism
  • Life writing
  • Content-based instruction

Teaching Interests

  • German language instruction across all levels
  • German for specific purposes (business, STEM)
  • Postwar literature and culture

Selection of Courses Taught

  • German 204: German in Your Field and Beyond
  • German 331: Intermediate German Grammar and Usage
  • German 332: Intermediate Conversation and Composition