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Julia Feldhaus

Lecturer in STEM German and Director of iSTEP

Julia Feldhaus, Lecturer, Director of iSTEP, UMass Amherst

(413) 545-6685

521 Herter Hall


Julia Feldhaus teaches STEM German and directs the international Science Technology & Engineering Programs (iSTEP).  She also has expertise in pedagogy, psychology, and fine arts.  The main focus of her research is images of the New Woman during the Weimar Republic.


PhD German, 2010, Rutgers University

MA German, 2007, Rutgers University

Staatsexam Gymnasium, 2004, University of Osnabrück

Research Areas

  • Fairy Tales
  • Gender
  • Weimar Republic
  • Pedagogy


"Applying Makeup -- A Social Need or a True Art Form?  The Aesthetic Pursuit of the New Woman in Vicki Baum's Pariser Platz 13," Germanistik in Ireland 11 (2017).

"Not without My Mommy:  The New Woman's Mother Figure in Irmgard Keun's Novels Gilgi- eine von uns (1931) and Das kunstseidene Mädchen (1932)" Monatshefte 108 (2016).

Courses Recently Taught

German 310

German 190A STEM-German I

German 290A STEM-German III