Erika Berroth

Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of German Erika Berroth participated in the 46th Annual Coalition of Women in German (WiG) Conference, which convened virtually November 4–7. As chair of the WiG Dissertation Prize Committee, Berroth presented the 2020 award to Melissa Elliot for her nuanced work on the narratives of film music in East German DEFA movies. Berroth presented a poster on her collaboration with Head of Special Collections and Archives Megan Firestone in mentoring research assistants to create an open educational resource with documents and artifacts from Uta Merzbach’s estate. Berroth highlighted research on how humanities-based faculty-student research projects, digital-humanities projects, and research assistantships increase opportunities for high impact experiences particularly for students of languages, literatures, and cultures.

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Education

Staatsexamen: State Board Examination - MA; Postgraduate Degree in English Studies; Ph.D. , Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany; University of Nottingham, England; University of California, Santa Barbara 2013

Awards

Southwestern University Teaching Award in 2005. 

  • Education

    Staatsexamen: State Board Examination - MA; Postgraduate Degree in English Studies; Ph.D. , Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany; University of Nottingham, England; University of California, Santa Barbara 2013

    Awards

    Southwestern University Teaching Award in 2005. 

  • Transnational Identity Narratives - Contemporary German Language Literature by Autors with Migration Backgrounds in East Central Europe;

    Environmental Humanities in German Studies - Eco-Texts and Eco-Film, Eco-Pedagogy, Cultures of Environmentalism, Eco-criticism, Identity Politics and Notions of Home

    Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) - Perspectives on a German Classic

    Germany and the New Europe - The New Berlin, Contemporary German Culture, Traditions and Innovations in Memory Cultures, Sports Cultures and National Identity

    Awards & Fellowships

    Received DADD, Mellon, Cullen, Sam Taylor and other awards and fellowships to support research projects abroad.


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