Erika Berroth

Notable Achievements

Double major in German and physics Claire Harding ’20 earned a prestigious Fulbright Award. The nationally competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship will take Harding to Germany, where she will integrate hands-on science learning with lessons in American cultures and the English language. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in secondary schools or universities overseas, improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the U.S. while increasing the U.S. student’s own language proficiency and knowledge of the host country. ETAs also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities. Harding’s teacher and mentor, Associate Professor of German Erika Berroth, deeply appreciates Harding’s contributions to the German program as a tutor and member of the leadership team of the German Club.

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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.


In the News

  • Eight Southwestern Faculty Members Awarded Prestigious Grants from the 2019 Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund

    The competitive funding will allow SU faculty to pursue various research projects.

  • My Southwestern Experience

    Jonah Rohne ’19 reflects on his favorite part of the University: the faculty.

  • Seven Southwestern Faculty Members Awarded Prestigious Sam Taylor Fellowship Grant

    Grants ranging from $1,100 to $1,830 will allow faculty to pursue graduate study or postgraduate research.