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Tullio, Kate

tumblr o42asj1yqA1rymm6so2 12805b15dKate Tullio

Graduate Student

15 Seminary Place, 4th Floor
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Kate Tullio joined the department in Fall 2017 as a Craig Fellow.


Kate graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in German Language and Literature. Her academic interests include 19th and 20th century philosophy, aesthetic theory, German modernism and gender theory.

Fischer, Christiane

Fischer ChristianeChristiane Fischer

Graduate Student

15 Seminary Place, Room 4100
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08902

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Thursdays, 4pm - 5pm


Christiane Fischer joined the department in Fall 2016 as a Craig Fellow.



Christiane graduated from University of Vienna in spring 2016 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. During her studies she also focused on Art History and Aesthetic Theory. Her first honours thesis explored the concept of metafiction in Laurence Sterne’s novel Tristram Shandy and its constructing function for the narrative. The second thesis outlined several contributions of Dante Alighieri’s literary reception in early 20 th century Germany.

Wallerberger, Thomas

TW01 full KopieThomas Wallerberger

Graduate Student


15 Seminary Place, 4th Floor
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901


Thomas Wallerberger joined the department in Fall 2017 as an Excellence Fellow.





-University for applied sciences Vienna, Austria
Bachelor's degree in social work, 2011

-University of Vienna, Austria
Bachelor's degree in philosophy, 2017

Work Experience:

-Miscellaneous internships in social services

-Vice president of the Austrian national union of students

-Member of the advisory board of the NGO and debate club 'Republikanischer Club'

-Freelance journalist; literary texts, book reviews and journalistic articles dealing with exile topics (Augustin, Literatur und Kritik, Die Presse, Wiener Zeitung, Zwischenwelt)

-Research assistant in the Theodor Kramer publishing house of exile literature

-Pedagogue in an institute for unaccompanied refugee minors

Teaching Experience:

-"Exile and resistance. Forgotten political aspects of flight and exile", University of applied sciences Vienna, 2016/17

Selected panel discussions:

Rechtsruck und Antirepublikanismus in Ungarn. Debate with the philosophers Ágnes Heller and Gáspár Miklós Tamás in Hamakom Theater (in cooperation with the Austrian section of LICRA - Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l’Antisémitisme)

Liquid modernity and Diasporic Terrorism. Debate with the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman in Republikanischer Club (in cooperation with IWM - Institute for human sciences Vienna) 

Selected publications:

Held des Ungehorsams. Die Lebensgeschichte des Feldwebels Anton Schmid. [The lifestory of the disobedient soldier Anton Schmid] In: Literatur und Kritik No. 505/506, Salzburg, 2016 

Inhumanität als nationales Recht. [Inhumanity as a national right/law] In: Zwischenwelt No. 4/2016, Vienna, 2016, pp. 52-54 

Exil im Deutschunterricht an österreichischen Schulen. [The Austrian writers´ exile in school teaching and text books] In: Zwischenwelt No. 1/2013, Vienna, 2016, pp. 5-7

Vom Recht, das Richtige zu tun. Über Schlepperei. [About the law to do right. Debating 'human smuggeling'] In: Die Presse, Vienna, 04/11/2014 

Unvergangene Vergangenheit. Das lyrische Werk Tuvia Rübners im Spannungsfeld von Erinnern und Vergessen. [The work of the exile writer Tuvia Rübner between the poles of remembrance and oblivion] In: Wr. Zeitung, Vienna, 05/31/2014 

Austria needs another wave of solidarity. In: Political Critique. Central and Eastern European magazine of politics and culture, Warsaw, 09/04/2015

Schnellschritte und Standorte. 10 Gedichte. (poems) In: Zwischenwelt No. 2-3/2014, Vienna 

Edited books:

J. Aistleitner, L. Lorenz, T. Wallerberger, eds., Grenzüberschreitungen. Theodor-Kramer-Gesellschaft, Vienna, 2016.

A. Emanuely, J. Goetz, T. Wallerberger, eds., Exil. Literatur und Gedächtnis. Ein Lesebuch. Theodor-Kramer-Gesellschaft, Vienna, 2012.

Academic Interests:

Exile literature

Political theory and literature

19th and 20th century philosophy

Moral philosophy

Modernist and contemporary poetry

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