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RU graduate Nadia Schuman joins the University of Colorado Boulder as Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Schuman Nadia. Lebenslauf BildCongratulations to Rutgers graduate Nadia Schuman, who will be starting as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures in Fall 2021. Nadia graduated from Rutgers in 2014 with a BA in Psychology German Language and Literature. She went on to Binghamton University, initially in the Behavioral Neuroscience PhD program, but she transferred to the Comparative Literature program in her second semester. Her PhD dissertation is titled "Reemerging Romanticism: 21st Century Neo-Romanticism in Culture, Politics and Aesthetics." Congratulations on this outstanding achievement, Nadia!

Congratulations to Veronika (Jeltsch) Burney on her new position as Director of Programs for AATG

Congratulations to Rutgers graduate Veronika (Jeltsch) Burney, who has just started a position as Director of Programs for the AATG (American Association of Teachers of German). Veronika received her Ph.D. in German Studies from the Rutgers German Program in 2015, where she also gained valuable experience as a Summer Study Abroad Program Assistant. She has taught German at colleges across the US for over a decade, most recently at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. As a language educator, Veronika has always been passionate about enriching students' classroom experiences through co-curricular programming, such as Language Houses and Clubs, and study abroad opportunities, and she will bring her expertise in these fields to her new position at AATG. Congratulations, Veronika!

Congratulations to Professor Alexander Pichugin, who has been awarded the 2019-2020 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education at SAS

The Department is happy to announce that Professor Alexander Pichugin has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the Assistant Teaching Professor rank. Our colleague in the Russian Program, Professor Chloë Kitzinger, was also selected as a winner in the Assistant Professor category. Click here for the press release and to read more about all of the winners.

German Major Serena Lückhoff presents at 2021 NeMLA Convention

German Major Serena Lückhoff presented her paper "Disembodied Cognition: Constructing a Barrier Between Language and Emotion" at the 2021 Virtual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). Serena, who is double-majoring in German and Cognitive Science, brought both disciplines together to look at how multilinguals' relationships with their native and non-native languages differ as a function of how they are acquired and represented. She looked at how emotion interacts with language: many bilinguals and multilinguals feel emotionally distant from their non-native languages, suggesting that affective systems are somehow inhibited during second language use. Congratulations to Serena on this outstanding achievement!

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German students awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantships for 2020-21

Ian Stuart (German major, graduated in 2019), Giovanna Sartorio (German major, graduated in 2019), and Megan Stanton (German major graduated in 2020) were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships in Germany for 2020-2021. German students continue to contribute to Rutgers University being a top producer of Fulbright US Student grants! Click here to read more about the Rutgers-Fulbright connection.