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Second Teacher's Workshop was a Great Success

On December 4, 2014, American Studies Leipzig held its second workshop for teachers in Saxony. (click here, for information on the first workshop)

40 teachers from all over Saxony gathered to freshen up their knowledge about current dynamics of globalization and the ongoing debate of immigration and growing diversity in the US. The workshop was conducted jointly by Prof. Crister Garrett, Prof. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez, and Prof. Hartmut Keil.


Tagesthemen Interviews American Studies Leipzig About Events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Tagesthemen Moderator Thomas Roth spoke with American Studies Leipzig Director Crister S. Garrett about the riots in Ferguson and elsewhere in the United States.

Mr. Roth asked pointed questions about racism, police work, and social tensions in the United States.

Professor Garrett sought to provide context and deeper analysis to help understand the tensions in the country currently.

The 4-minute interview is available at


American Studies Participates in Energetic Event about US-EU-Russian Relations

In a room packed with over eighty people, American Studies Leipzig participated in an energetic debate about contemporary developements in US-EU-Russian Relations around the theme of Ukrainian indepedence and its place in transatlantic relations. The events was hosted by the Center for Central and Eastern European Affairs and the Friederich Ebert Foundation Office in Saxony. Professor Crister S. Garrett represented American Studies.


Deutschlandfunk Interviews American Studies about U.S. Midterm Elections

Deutschlandfunk, one of Germany's premier public radio stations, interviewed American Studies on election day about the U.S. Midterm Elections and what they could signify about the Obama administration and the course of the country.

Reporter Sandra Schutz asked Professor Crister S. Garrett if President Obama is a "tragic figure". He responded that tragedy is hard to define in this context, but American politics is simply very competitive, a presidential system where a majority in the legislature, the Congress, is never a given.


DAAD Awards Doctoral Research Grant to Anja Eifert

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has awarded a short-term research grant to PhD candidate and assistant lecturer Anja Eifert.

The DAAD research grant honors academic excellence and original research by providing promising doctoral candidates with an opportunity to conduct field study abroad.


Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Cancelled Today (Wednesday, Nov. 5)

Prof. Garrett has had to cancel his office hours for Weds., Nov. 5, due to last-minute developments. Sorry for the inconvenience.

He will hold office hours again on Weds., Nov. 12, from 3:00-4:30 PM. The office hours need to be shortened by thirty minutes due to a panel on which he is participating during Tag der Lehre on November 12.


Prof. Chandler (San Diego) Ventured a Prognosis of Tonight's Mid-Terms

Professor William Chandler from the University of California in San Diego gave a very well attended talk on the eve of the mid-term election in the US.

Around 70 guests gathered at the Albertina Lecture Hall on November 3rd to listen to the internationally-known political scientist's prognosis for the national elections that include a third of all US Senators, the entire House of Representatives, and some 36 governors.


SHP I Make Up Exam

Dear students,

The make up exam for last semester's SHP I module will take place on

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 5-7 pm.

Room: GWZ 2.516


CPD Awards Inaugural Dissertation Grant to Anja Eifert

The University of Southern California's Center for Public Diplomacy has awarded this year's CPD Doctoral Dissertation Grant to PhD candidate and assistant lecturer Anja Eifert.

Launched in 2014, the CPD Dissertation Grants are intended to recognize and support the work of emerging scholars from around the world engaged in cutting-edge research on public diplomacy.


Robert Zwarg Explored the Afterlife of Critical Theory in America

On Monday, 7 July 2014, about 20 guests gathered to listen to a lecture by
Robert Zwarg on the Afterlife of Critical Theory in America.

Mr. Zwarg started his talk with a piece from the Vice Magazine, which
illustrated how in an American context, the term critical theory lumps
together any theory or philosophy from the early 20th century on.

His talk then tried to disentangle the complexity of the issue by first
illustrating the distinct theoretical basis of the Critical Theory (i.e.,

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