Graduate Students

People

Graduate Students

  • Research Areas

    Literary Translation and Translation Theory, Migration Studies, Comparative Literature, Folklore, and Cultural History

    Biography

    Jon Cho-Polizzi is a doctoral candidate in the joint PhD program in Medieval Studies and German Literature and Culture. He received his MA in Übersetzungswissenschaft (Translation Studies) from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and his BA in German Literature…
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    Caroline is a graduate student in the German Literature and Culture program. Before coming to Berkeley, she received her BA in German Studies at Yale in 2015 and then worked as a translator in Vienna,…
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    Jarrett Dury-Agri is a graduate student in the Department of German who comes to the field by way of literature. In 2012, he received a B.A. in Literary Studies from Middlebury College, where his culminating…
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    linguistic typology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, second language acquisition

    Biography

    Justin Farwell is a PhD candidate in the Germanic Linguistics program. He received his BA in Scandinavian Studies from UC Berkeley and his MA in Germanic Linguistics from UC Berkeley. He is also a member…
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    Germanic Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Frame Semantics, Second Language Acquisition

    Biography

    Vera Feinberg is a graduate student in the Germanic Linguistics program. She received both her BA (2013) and MA (2015) in Linguistics from San Francisco State University. Her research has concentrated on socio-linguistic and cognitive…
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    Germanic Linguistics, Semiotics

    Biography

    After spending 20 years in the music business, Michael returned to school, receiving his BA (magna cum laude) in History from UC Berkeley. He is currently investigating the freedoms and limitations of “artistic license” by…
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    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. Her interests include language and…
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    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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    Paul is a fourth year doctoral student in the German Literature and Culture program. In 2014, they received their B.A. in German Literature from Kenyon College, where their honors project focused on the interaction of…
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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 graduate student in the German Literature and Culture program. She joined the department in 2017 after earning her BA in German from Bowdoin College in 2013. As an undergraduate she pursued…
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    medieval literature, comparative philology, Middle Dutch, Germanic languages, turn of the century literature and film, difficulties in translation, allegory in medieval literature, religious movements of the 12th and 13th centuries

    Biography

    Adrienne (Damiani) Merritt began the journey into Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota, completing coursework in Paleography, Medieval Text Editing, Latin, and several historical Germanic languages. At that university, she completed her bachelors in…
  • Research Areas

    Germanic linguistics, second-language acquisition, cognitive linguistics, language and thought, and education.

    Biography

    Adam Nunes is a graduate student in Germanic Linguistics and an alumnus of UC Berkeley. Graduating in 2013 with a B.A. in German and B.A. in Linguistics, he has come back to UC Berkeley after…
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    Medieval Studies, Religious Studies, Mysticism, and Vernacular Theology

    Biography

    Landon Reitz has been a graduate student in the Department of German since 2015. He received his BA in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and an MA…
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    Evelyn Roth is an international graduate student at the German Department with an interdisciplinary academic background. She received her B.A. in Literature-Art-Media Studies from University of Konstanz, Germany in 2014 and expects a M.A. in…
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    Alicia Roy is a graduate student in the UC Berkeley Department of German with a Designated Emphasis in Film & Media. She received her M.A. from UC Berkeley in 2014 and a B.A. in German…
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    Kumars Salehi is a PhD student in German Literature and Culture. Broadly, he is interested in the relationships between media (primarily film, but also news media) and political consciousness. His research interests include Marxism; the…
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    Michael Sandberg is a graduate student in the German Literature and Culture program. He joined the department in 2017 after receiving his B.A. in Philosophy and German Studies from Vassar College in 2015. He is…
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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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    Julia Schroeder is a graduate student in the Department of German at UC Berkeley. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and has also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her academic interests include film/media,…
  • Research Areas

    Runology, Semiotics, Historical Linguistics and Germanic/Scandinavian Mythology

    Biography

    Scott Shell, a current graduate student instructor at the University of California at Berkeley, received an MA in Linguistics in 2014 and is currently pursuing a PhD in Germanic Linguistics. His interests are semiotics, runology,…
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    Jonas is a doctoral candidate in the Department of German and pursues a designated emphasis in Critical Theory. His dissertation project, Fugitive Forms: Kleist, Heine, and the Critique of Modern Mobility, traces the emergence of a…
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    Dagmar Theison is a PhD Candidate in German Literature and Culture.
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    Cara Tovey is a PhD student in German Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Film and Media. She received her BA in 2011 and MA in 2012, both in German Studies from the University of…
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    Germanic Linguistics, Frame Semantics, Corpus Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantic Change, Construction Grammar, Polysemy, Cognitive Linguistics, Old High German, Old English

    Biography

    Christine Vais is a graduate student in Germanic Linguistics. She received her BA in 2011 from the University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in German and Linguistics. In 2014, she received her MA,…
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    Tim is a graduate student in the German department. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Bard College 2018, writing his senior thesis on Marx, Brecht, and Lenin. He is primarily interested in Marxist/Hegelian thought…
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    Richard Wagner as a transmitter of medieval and Early Modern textual culture; the Latin and vernacular literature of the Carolingian and Ottonian periods; minnesang; Arthurian romance; German and Neo-Latin literature in the sixteenth century; historical linguistics

    Biography

    Melissa Winters is a PhD candidate in German and Medieval Studies. She arrived in her current field by way of musicology: prior to beginning the doctoral program in German literature at UC Berkeley, she earned…