Graduate Students

People

Graduate Students

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    Ambika is a first-year PhD student in the German Department. Her central interests are related to multilingualism and translation. A secondary line of inquiry concerns literary reflections, particularly in the 19th century, of emerging ideas…
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    Andrew Blough is a graduate student in the German Literature and Culture program.  He joined the department in 2019 after receiving an M.A. in Philosophy from Duquesne University that same year.  He is interested in…
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    Anna Lynn Dolman is a first-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of German who plans to pursue Designated Emphases in Gender & Women’s Studies and Film & Media Studies. Before coming to Berkeley, she received…
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    Caroline is a graduate student in the German Literature and Culture program and the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. Before coming to Berkeley, she received her BA in German Studies at Yale in 2015 and…
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    Fay Fuselier Yurwit grew up in the borderlands of southern New Mexico and received Bachelors degrees in political science and foreign languages at New Mexico State University. She studied abroad at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. She…
  • Sarah Harris

    German - Doctoral Candidate

    Language and Identity, Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender

    Research Areas

    Sociolinguistics; grammatical gender and its effects on speakers; gender-inclusive language

    Biography

    Sarah Harris is a doctoral candidate studying Germanic Linguistics. She received her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth College in 2011 and her MA in Germanic Literature from NYU in 2014.
  • Research Areas

    historical German morphology (particularly nominal inflection), corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, older Germanic dialects, methods of linguistic reconstruction, foreign language pedagogy

    Biography

    Carolyn Hawkshaw is a PhD candidate in Germanic Linguistics. In 2004, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University (Montreal), where she majored in Musicology and studied piano with Canadian pianist Sara Laimon.…
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    Germanic linguistics, cognitive linguistics, computational linguistics, cross-linguistic analysis

    Biography

    Zainab Hossainzadeh is a graduate student in Germanic Linguistics. She received her BA in Linguistics and minors in German and Latin from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. She is interested in syntax, semantics,…
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    Molly Krueger is a PhD candidate in the Department of German with a Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies. She received her MA from UC Berkeley in 2019 and her BA in German from Bowdoin College…
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    Sean Lambert is a second-year graduate student in the German department pursuing Designated Emphases in Critical Theory and Film and Media Studies. He focuses on Modernism and the cultural impact of early film, as well as…
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    Michael (B.A., Vassar College; M.A., UC Berkeley) is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in UC Berkeley’s Department of German with a Designated Emphasis in Film and Media Studies. With a focus on early 20th-century German and…
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    Berenike Schierenberg is an international graduate student in German Studies. After having been a visiting graduate at UC Berkeley in 2016/17, she joined the Department in 2018. She studied Comparative Literature and Art History at…
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    Lou Silhol-Macher is a fifth year PhD candidate in the German Department at UC Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Film&Media. Her research focuses on new media art and theory, and queer theory. Lou’s dissertation…
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    Elizabeth Sun is a graduate student in the Department of German. She received her B.A. from Columbia University with a Major in Comparative Literature and a Concentration in German. Afterwards, she spent time in Germany…
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    Kayla Rose van Kooten is a first-year PhD student in the German Department. She received her B.A. in International Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Washington (2020). Prior to Berkeley,…
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    Elise Thora Volkmann is a first year graduate student in the Department of German. She received her B.A in German Studies and her B.M. in Voice Performance from the Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2018.…
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    Verena Wolf is a Ph.D. candidate of German Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.  She received her Magistra Artium and Erstes Staatsexamen (Master’s of Education) in History, English, and Education from the Goethe…
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    Qingyang Zhou (Freya) is a graduate student in the Department of German. She joined the program in 2020 after receiving a B.A. in German Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature from the University…