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Verena Wolf

Verena Wolf received her Magistra Artium and Erstes Staatsexamen in History, English, and Education from the Goethe University Frankfurt (2016), and her Master of Arts in German Studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (2013).  For her Magister thesis “Koloniale Völkerschauen in Frankfurt. Die Wahrnehmung des Fremden zwischen Konsum, Politik und Wissenschaft”, she received the best thesis award at the University of Frankfurt in the department of history.  Before coming to Berkeley, she taught English, German, and History at the Colegio Alemán in Guatemala City and completed her Zweites Staatsexamen at a High School in Freiburg.  She also worked for institutions like the Goethe Institute in Prague and Freiburg and the Association of Historians in Germany.  Her research interests include late 18th- to 21st-century literary cultures, women and gender studies, postcolonial and critical race theory.