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  • 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, Cultural History, and STEM German

  • 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]


German Online Courses this Summer

May 21, 2018

Want to learn German this Summer? We offer German 110 and German 230 during Summer Session I (May 21-June 29, 2018) and German 120 and German 240 during Summer Session II (July 9-August 17, 2018).  

Rosalin Happe presents thesis at Five College Jewish Studies event

April 30, 2018

Rosalin Happe, an M.A. student, presented her thesis, "The Limits of Transnationalism in Olga Grjasnowa's Gott ist nicht schüchtern," at inaugural Five College Jewish Studies thesis presentation,...

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Maria Stehle
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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