Impuls Deutsch 2 out in April 2021

Exciting developments in the German Studies textbook arena: Impuls Deutsch 2 is coming out in April 2021, following the successful release of Impuls Deutsch 1 by Klett. The series, co-authored by Prof. Friedemann Weidauer and by two recent Ph.D. students from the German Studies program, Drs. Nicole Coleman (Wayne State University) and Niko Tracksdorf (University […]

Dr. Nicole Coleman and Dr. José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia on “‘We are all more alike than not’ – Moving Beyond Universalism for Anti-Racist Pedagogies in the Literature Classroom” and “Doing research with university Indigenous students: From ‘rationalizing the decolonial to feeling the decolonial’”

On March 16, 2021, the second double lecture within our “Decolonizing Area Studies” series took place online, with great interest from different groups and constituencies. For more information about this series and the project, please visit the “Decolonizing Area Studies” webpage. Nicole Coleman is Assistant Professor of German at Wayne State University, where she teaches […]

Phonetik zum Anfassen – Ausspracheübungen für Präsenz- und Onlineunterricht

Aussprache ist das Stiefkind im Fremdsprachenunterricht und folgt in Lehrbüchern zumeist einem Nachsprechmuster, das für Zweit- oder Drittsprachler nur schwer nachvollziehbar ist. Dabei fallen Unregelmäßigkeiten in Artikulation und Prosodie bei Zuhörern oft schwerer ins Gewicht als Grammatikfehler. In diesem Kolloquium wollen wir uns mit den größten Ausspracheschwierigkeiten des Deutschen beschäftigen. Dabei ist von besonderem Interesse, […]

Double lecture on “Decolonizing Area Studies” with Drs. Ervin Malakaj and Terry Osborn in The Daily Campus

The first double lecture event on February 16th, 2021, within the Decolonizing Area Studies initiative, hosting two experts in the field, Drs. Ervin Malakaj and Terry Osborn, was featured in the Daily Campus edition from February 17th, 2021: “CLAS anti-racist education initiative hosts double lecture on the decolonization of language and culture studies.” Lucie Turkle […]

Dr. Niko Tracksdorf, UConn German Studies Alumnus, earns Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture from ACTFL

Dr. Niko Tracksforf (PhD German Studies, 2017) has been teaching at the University of Rhode Island for 4 years. He was recently honored for his trailblazing work on the textbook series Impuls Deutsch – two UConn and UConn-affiliated German Studies scholars, Prof. Friedemann Weidauer and Dr. Nicole Coleman of Wayne State University (PhD German Studies, […]

Dr. Ngondi Kamatuka: “No Final Resting Place”

No Final Resting Place: Narratives of My People. The Ovaherero Genocide. Please join us February 11, 2021, for the Zoom presentation about the first genocide of the 20th century — in the former colony of German Southwest Africa, today’s Namibia — and its aftermath. Dr. Ngondi Kamatuka President of the Association of the Ovaherero Genocide […]

New Baden-Württemberg / Connecticut Tandem Project

The BW-CT EXCHANGE PROGRAM has launched another initiative during the pandemic, helping students connect across the Atlantic to learn and collaborate together before they start their experience abroad. Here’s Education Abroad’s news announcement: “On January 28th, more than 20 students from UConn, Wesleyan University, and Southern Connecticut State University met with their counterparts from five […]

Human Rights in Times of Crisis – CT/BW Human Rights Research Consortium Conference

November 2020 marked the beginnings of international encounters and research discussion within the brand-new consortium on Human Rights. Organized by the directors, Profs. Sebastian Wogenstein and Katharina von Hammerstein, it brought together scholars from many different arenas. From the UCONN Today article: “The idea is to build an intellectual community where we can work together,” […]

$179,000 Grant awarded to promote bilingualism equitably

Prof. Manuela Wagner and her colleague in the NEAG School, Prof. Elizabeth Howard, received a large grant from the Department of Education to improve bilingual education and biliteracy towards sociocultural competence. “The research is important now due to equity concerns that are increasingly being raised within the field of dual language education.” — Associate Professor Elizabeth […]

German Studies is awarded CLAS Grant for “Decolonizing Area Studies: Towards Intercultural Citizenship and Social Justice”

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences issued a call for proposals in the summer for a “NEW CLAS GRANTS INITIATIVE: Anti-Racist Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Workplace Climate.” The College awarded four grants to interdisciplinary projects across CLAS. One of the grants was awarded to three members of the German Studies Section, Anke Finger, Isabell Sluka and Manuela Wagner, […]

The New Connecticut / Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium: Cutting-Edge Scholarship across the Atlantic

At a time when international travel is coming to a standstill and people are quarantined in their homes, a newly created consortium is bringing together researchers from leading centers of human rights research in Connecticut and the German State of Baden-Württemberg. Since December 2019, Professors Sebastian Wogenstein and Katharina von Hammerstein (both German Studies, UConn) […]