Graduate Student

Stefanie Populorum joined the department in Fall 2012 as a Craig Fellow.


Before joining the German Department at Rutgers University in 2012, Stefanie Populorum had studied in Vienna, Barcelona, and Helsinki. While completing her doctoral studies at Rutgers University, she studied at New York University and Princeton University through their doctoral exchange program. Her research and teaching interests focus on literature, film, and graphic novels of the 19th and 20th century, the history of capitalism, economic theory, the Anthropocene, the uncanny, and media theory. She has taught literature, film, writing, and German language for Lipscomb University, Linfield University, Macalester College, Rutgers University, and Duke University. Besides her academic teaching experience, she has also taught courses in writing at the Juvenile Detention Center Crossroads in Brooklyn for the Petey Greene Program and in economics for the Austrian Chamber of Labour. She has served as a coordinator and program assistant for the Rutgers and Duke in Berlin Study Abroad Program and has worked for the Austrian Court of Audit, Vienna University of Economics and Business, TradeChile in Santiago, and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Moscow. Since 2020, Stefanie Populorum has been based in Vienna where she is finishing her dissertation on capitalist crises in Austrian literature, film, and economic theory of the interwar period.



MA, summa cum laude, German Philology, University of Vienna

MSc, International Business (International Marketing, Organizational Management), Vienna University of Economics and Business

MIM, International Management (CEMS), Vienna University of Economics and Business and Helsinki School of Economics

MSc, Business Administration (Environmental Management), Vienna University of Economics and Business


External Grants, Stipends, and Fellowships:

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) 2018
  • National Endowment for the Humanities 2016
  • Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation 2015-2016
  • American Friends of Marbach 2015
  • University of Minnesota and European University Viadrina 2015

Grants, Stipends, and Fellowships received from Rutgers University:

  • Cinema Studies Grant 2017
  • Excellence Fellowship 2016-2017
  • Andrew W. Mellon Summer Research Grant 2016
  • Graduate School Travel Award 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Max Kade Summer Grant 2013, 2014
  • Charlotte M. Craig Fellowship 2012-1013


"Positive Organizational Scholarship: Ein neues Paradigma im Interkulturellen Management", Günter K. Stahl, Christof Miska, Stefanie Populorum, in: Außenhandel im Wandel, ed. by Jonas F. Puck and Christoph Leitl, Heidelberg: Physica, 2011, 319-330

Co-editing: exquisite corpse. Schriften zu Moderne, Ästhetik und Intermedialität, Vienna: Milena, 2009–2011

Courses Taught


German for Reading Knowledge



World Literature: European Drama

The City Without Qualities. Viennese Literature, Art, and Society

ENG 101 Expository Writing

GER 232 Advanced German II “Kultur der Schatten. Deutsche Schauerliteratur”

GER 231 Advanced German I “Die Kunst ist tot. Politik, Kultur und die Weltkriege”

GER 104 German Language Laboratory

GER 132 Intermediate German II

GER 232 Advanced German II “Wiener Blut. Identität einer Stadt”

GER 299 Contemporary German Media and Society “Light and Shadow. German Media and Society”

GER 121 German Intensive Review