Graduate Student

Elisabeth Oberlerchner joined the department in Fall 2019 as a Craig Fellow.





Before joining Rutgers in Fall 2019 as a Craig Fellow, I completed a Master's Double Degree Program in German studies (Gemanistik im interkulturellen Kontext) at the universities of Udine and Klagenfurt. My employment as a teaching and research assistant at both universities encouraged me to pursue an academic career. Today, I am very grateful for being part of the German Department at Rutgers and for having the opportunity to keep learning and growing. In my research, I am highly interested in the time period of the so-called “Goethezeit”, as well as in contemporary Austrian and German literature. In Spring 2022, my colleague Nicole and I organized the Graduate Student Conference “Voices:Stimmen” with Anna Baar as our keynote speaker.


Graduate Teaching and Service Award, Spring 2022

Neuse Prize for Best Graduate Essay, Spring 2021

Courses Taught

Elementary German II (102) and German Intensive Review (121)
Spring 2022

Intermediate German II (132) and German Conversation (104)
Fall 2021

Intermediate German I (131) and German for Travel (103)
Spring 2021

Elementary German I (101)
Fall 2020