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GERMAN STUDIES

Academic Program at Centre College

PROGRAM FACULTY

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Katrin Bahr

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Visiting Assistant Professor of German Centre College Work Crounse Hall—319 Work Phone: 859.238.6503
Biography

Katrin Bahr will be joining the Centre College faculty in the fall of 2020 as a visiting assistant professor of German. Her research and teaching interests include GDR History, Culture and Memory, Socialism in Post-colonial Africa, Photography, Women and Gender Studies, and post-1989 literature.

She earned a master’s in social sciences from the Humboldt University, and a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her dissertation Postcolonial Solidarity: East Germans in Mozambique 1979-1990 offers a first detailed look at the everyday life and work experiences of East German citizens living in Mozambique in the 1980s. She has curated photo-exhibitions about the everyday life experiences of East Germans in Mozambique which were shown in the USA, Mozambique, and Germany. She is also the co-founder of the Third Generation Ost network in the United States.

At Centre, she will be teaching courses in German language, literature, and culture. MORE…

Email: katrin.bahr@centre.edu

File last updated: 7/30/2020

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Ian W. Wilson

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NEH Associate Professor of German • Chair of the German, Chinese and Japanese Programs German, Humanities, African & African American Studies, Chinese, Japanese, and Film Studies Work Crounse Hall—461 Work Phone: 859.238.5241
Biography

Ian Wilson joined the Centre College faculty in the fall of 2003 as a visiting instructor of German and Humanities. He was awarded Centre’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2004 and in 2005 received the Kirk Award for excellence in teaching. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2009, and again in 2015, a two-year appointment recognizing teaching excellence, scholarship, and contributions to the Centre community.

He teaches courses in German language, literature, and culture, African American literature, and the first-year Humanities sequence. He has taken groups of students abroad during three CentreTerms and one summer and directed the Centre-in-Strasbourg program twice: in 2008-09 and in 2015-16.

His current research project focuses on evolving notions of space and place in contemporary German-language literature. He is also developing a book on approaches to teaching W. G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz with his Centre colleague Christina Svendsen. He is co-editor of the volume, Cosmopolitanism Reconsidered: Jürgen Habermas, Germany, and the European Union (Routledge, 2016). He has published articles on Samuel Beckett, Elfriede Jelinek, W. G. Sebald, and John Edgar Wideman; he was also a contributor to a German Studies Review forum on Germany and the Euro Crisis (2013) and An Encyclopedia of African American Literature (2005, Greenwood Press). Other scholarly interests include the Holocaust, monuments and memorialization, critical theory, and intersections between literature and other arts, especially photography and film. He has given papers at conferences of the Modern Language Association, the German Studies Association, the Austrian Studies Association, the American Comparative Literature Association, and the Southern Comparative Literature Association, and at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.

He was previously a teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he taught courses in German, comparative literature, and German-language sections of courses in history and international studies. He was also a graduate teaching consultant at UNC-CH’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

Wilson is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Phi Alpha German national honor society. In 2000-01, he conducted research at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna, Austria as a Fulbright Scholar. He received another Fulbright for the summer of 2012. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in comparative literature and German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To read about his CentreTerm course “Introduction to the Cultural History of Central Europe,” click here.

Email: ian.wilson@centre.edu

File last updated: 8/3/17

CONTACT CENTRE ADMISSION

The Admission Office is located in Boles Hall, while the Admission Welcome Center is located on the second floor of Old Centre.

Mailing Address:

Admission Office
Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422

Telephone:

1.800.423.6236
859.238.5350

Fax:

859.238.5373

Email:

admission@centre.edu

Estudiantes y familias hispanohablantes contacten a Adriana Martin
859.238.5354