• About Us

    German & Scandinavian Studies at the UMass Amherst is proud of our tradition as a distinguished center of research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our strengths are in interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies, including Film Studies, Turkish German Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Black German Studies, Minority Studies, Transnationalism, Medieval Studies, German-Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies, GDR Studies, and Cultural History. 

  • 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.


Welcome Professor Thomas Siefert

August 29, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Professor Thomas Siefert has joined our faculty.  Professor Siefert will be organizing the iSTEP program and helping start a German / STEM major track.

Open Courses in German and Scandinavian Studies Fall 2017

August 02, 2017

** German 379, “Germany Today,” Professor Gezen, TuTh 2:30-3:45, GenEd (I)...

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Lecture by Uta Larkey (Goucher): Zionism in Jewish DP Camps in Post-WW2 Germany

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst, 758 North Pleasant Street
4:00 pm


Merle Kröger Author Reading

Herter Hall 301
4:00 pm

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Alumni Profile

Maria Stehle

Maria Stehle (PhD 2005) is Lindsay Young Associate Professor of German at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In addition to her monograph Ghetto Voices in Contemporary Germany: Textscapes, Fimscapes and Soundscapes (2012) she is the author of numerous articles and book chapters.

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