Departmental Projects

Bay Area German Linguistic Fieldwork Project

Native-speakers of German in the San Francisco Bay Area may have already experienced a phone call or e-mail seeking their language expertise in the Bay Area German Linguistic Fieldwork Project (conveniently called BAG). Since 1984, graduate students of Germanic linguistics, together with Professor Rauch, have been observing how the German language is changing in the speech of native-speakers of German residing in the Bay Area. Learn more.

Multicultural Germany Project

The Multicultural Germany Project (MGP) seeks to foster cross-disciplinary research that addresses Germany’s changing cultural identity in the era of mass migration, globalization, and European integration. Based in the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, we have promoted transatlantic exchange since 2001. While our focus lies on Germany, our research and activities contribute to broader debates on critical multiculturalism and nationalism in a post-national era, political challenges to nation-states, and social change in the face of migration and globalization. Learn more.

TRANSIT Journal

TRANSIT is a web-based, multimedia production that pushes boundaries, both of traditional scholarship and of print publication. Originating from the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, TRANSIT is the first refereed, multidisciplinary online journal dedicated to the critical inquiry of travel, migration, and multiculturalism in the German-speaking world. Learn more.