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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


Kevina King
Ph.D student

Contact Information
Location: Herter Hall 508
Email: kevina[at]

M.A. 2013, University of Massachusetts Amherst (German Studies)
B.A. 2011, University of Nevada Las Vegas (German Literature & Culture)
B.A. 2011, University of Nevada Las Vegas (Psychology)

Research Interests
Black German history and the Black Diaspora in Europe, transnational and national constructs of People of Color in Germany and Europe primarily in regards to these constructions in literature.

Recent Courses Taught
German 110 - Elementary German I
German 120 - Elementary German II
German 230 – Intermediate German
German 376 – The Holocaust
Univ 125 – OASIS First Year Seminar

Selected Presentations
“Becoming a Black German: Mama I Am Black! No You Are Not!” Black German Heritage & Research Association formally known as Black German Cultural Society, New York City, August 2012
“How Hip Hop Culture in Germany Created Opportunities to Protest Racism” guest lecture in Carlos Alberto Valderrama Renteria’s Soc 329 - “Introduction to Social Movement Theory Concepts and Perspective,” UMass Amherst, February 2013
“Racial Performativity in Black Germans and the Reiteration of Germanness” Black German Heritage & Research Association, Amherst College, August 2013
“Black Germans? Performativity?” Invited talk at Elms College, Chicopee MA, October 2013
“Teaching the Black German Experience in the Language Acquisition Classroom” ACTFL’s Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Orlando FL, November 2013
“Black German History: Encounters in the Diaspora” Invited talk at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas April 2014