Graduate Student

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  • Claire Cai
  • Ph.D. candidate
  • Email: claire.cai@rutgers.edu
  • Office: 15 Seminary Place, 4th floor
  • Campus: College Avenue Campus

Claire Cai joined the department in Fall 2022 as a Kade/Excellence Fellow.

Claire graduated from Haverford College in spring 2021 with a B.A. in German Studies and Economics. Her bachelor thesis evaluated the efficacy of integration courses administered by the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge. After graduating, Claire spent a year working as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at an elementary school in Berlin, Germany.

Education

B.A., German Studies and Economics, Haverford College, 2021

Academic Interests

Romanticism
Naturalism
Alienation
Postcolonialism and decolonization

Honors and Awards

2022 Augustus Taber Murray Fellowship, Haverford College

2021 English Teaching Assistantship, Fulbright U.S. Student Program

2021 Honorable mention for best use of conference theme: “Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds through the Humanities”, Northeast Modern Language Association Undergraduate Forum

2021 High departmental honors, German Department Haverford College

Conference Talks

“‘The Strokes Will Cause Us More Pain Than to You’: The Reproduction of Violence in The White Ribbon (2009)”, Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, Johns Hopkins University (virtual, 2021)

“Wahnsinn als Erwartete Reaktion auf den Kapitalismus in Bahnwärter Thiel (1888) von Gerhart Hauptmann”, Tenth Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies, organized by Moravian University and Lafayette College (virtual, 2021)

“Class Alienation in Gerhart Hauptmann’s ’Lineman Thiel’ (1888): An Economic and Literary Analysis”, Northeast Modern Language Association Undergraduate Forum (virtual, 2021)