Departmental News


  • New book from Professor Jeroen Dewulf

    March 1, 2022

    New book from Professor Jeroen Dewulf. Click here for a link to the book’s homepage.

  • New book from Professor Niklaus Largier

    February 25, 2022

      Click here for a link to the book’s homepage.

  • Congratulations to Cecily Cai

    February 15, 2022

    Congratulations to Cecily Cai on joining the faculty at Hamilton College. Cecily (“Siyu”) received her BA in German from UC Berkeley in 2014.

  • Professor Balint on CBSN

    September 29, 2021

    Professor Lilla Balint was interviewed on CBSN about election results in Germany, as Angela Merkel steps aside and the Social Democrats move into power. Watch her clip here, starting at 2:43.

  • New Book by Alumni

    August 25, 2021

    German Department alumni Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon published Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age. The humanities, considered by many as irrelevant for modern careers and hopelessly devoid of funding, seem to be in a perpetual state of crisis, at the mercy of modernizing and technological forces that are driving universities towards academic pursuits that pull in grant money and direct students to lucrative careers. But as Reitter and Wellmon show, this crisis isn’t new—in fact, it’s as old as the humanities themselves.

  • Professor Niklaus Largier Hosts Summer School at Universität zu Köln

    July 25, 2021

    In July, Professor Niklaus Largier hosted and co-taught the fifth Berkeley-Yale-Cologne Summer School, a weeklong program in Cologne on the topic “Negation, Refusal, Delay.” The summer school is a part of an ongoing cooperation with Universität zu Köln where the event is held in alternating years.

  • TRANSIT Publishes New Issue on “Traveling Forms”

    May 30, 2021

    TRANSIT A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World published the first issue of its the thirteenth volume, titled "Traveling Forms." The articles in this issue aim to illuminate the ways in which media, aesthetic, and cultural forms are received, transformed, and exported and grapple with questions of form and circulation that challenge the field of German Studies to expand its investigations beyond national, linguistic, or geographic frameworks.   Read the full issue here.

  • Graduating Ph.D. student Jonas Teupert has accepted a tenure-track position at National Taiwan University

    April 28, 2021

    Graduating Ph.D. student Jonas Teupert has accepted a tenure-track position at National Taiwan University. Congratulations Jonas!

  • Professor Karen Feldman Receives Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

    April 25, 2021

    Professor Karen Feldman has received UC Berkeley's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs. The award is presented annually to faculty members who have provided outstanding pedagogical mentorship to GSIs.   Congratulations Professor Feldman!

  • Graduate Students Win 2021 Outstanding GSI Award

    April 15, 2021

    Graduate students Caroline Durlacher and Molly Krueger have received the 2021 Outstanding GSI Award. Each year the Graduate Division honors GSIs for their work in teaching that shows dedication, skill and creativity. Congratulations!