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