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.

    For more information email: istep[at]


Christopher Clark, iSTEP Senior, wins Pfizer Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT)

February 14, 2020

We would like to congratulate Christopher Clark, a senior Honors student and iSTEP and environmental science major. Clark just received the Pfizer Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) for his...

iSTEP student Hadley Beauregard and team win first prize at Amherst Pitch Night.

February 12, 2020

Congratulations to iSTEP student Hadley Beauregard and her partners Hailey Charest and Bryanna Lexus Freitas, for winning first prize at the Amherst Pitch Night. Hadley is a sophomore biochemistry ...

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Kaffeepause February 2020

Herter Hall 5th Floor Lobby
11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Pizza Pie Party

Herter Hall 5th Floor Lobby
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


Kaffeepause March 2020

Herter Hall 5th Floor Lobby
11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Kaffeepause April 2020

Herter Hall 5th Floor Lobby
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Florence Feiereisen
Alumni Profile

Florence Feiereisen '07 Ph.D.

Florence Feiereisen (PhD 2007) came to UMass twice: She spent the academic year 2000/2001 in Amherst as an exchange student through the Baden-Württemberg exchange and after finishing her Master’s degree at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, she returned in 2003 to work on her PhD. She joined the faculty at Middlebury College in 2007 and is currently serving as the chair of the Department of German.

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