The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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  • About Us

    UMass Amherst has a proud tradition of research and undergraduate/graduate teaching (B.A., M.A., & PhD) in German & Scandinavian Studies. Our interdisciplinary strengths include: Black German Studies; Cultural Studies; Film Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; German-Jewish Studies; GDR & DEFA Film Studies; Holocaust Studies; Intellectual History; Medieval Studies; Minority Studies; STEM German; Theater and Performance Studies; Transnationalism; and Turkish German Studies.

  • Major in German

    Our undergraduate program is structured to set the study of the Germanic languages and their literatures within the contexts of their respective cultures, including their historical, economic, political, philosophical, and cultural aspects. Strong interdisciplinary ties with other departments are encouraged, including STEM fields.

  • iSTEP: international Science Technology and Engineering Programs

    iSTEP combines students' interests in German and STEM fields. With iSTEP students can take STEM-German language courses and participate in international education opportunities.

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Professor Jackson publishes The Problem of the Actress in Modern German Theater and Thought

February 12, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Jackson for the release of her book, The Problem of the Actress in Modern German Theater and Thought....

German Peer Mentors - Spring 2021

February 11, 2021

We are very excited to introduce (y)our peer mentors: Johanna and Salvatore. Starting February 15 they will available for German conversation, for support with your German courses and course...

Professor Gezen's Edited Journal Special Issue Published

February 07, 2021

Ela Gezen, associate professor of German, recently edited a journal special issue on Aras Ören, one of the earliest and most significant contributors to the emergence of Turkish-German literature....

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Black Stories and Diaspora

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Performance and History

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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Student Profile

Nina Listopadzki '21

Hallo! My name is Nina Listopadzki, and I’m in my seventh semester at UMass Amherst. I am double-majoring in Biochemistry + Molecular Biology and German, and am on the Pre-Med track.

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