Williamson, Jason
jaskwill@uwm.eduCurtin Hall 895

Williamson, Jason

Senior Lecturer
Foreign Languages and Literature, 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