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Core Faculty, Affiliated Faculty, Guest Scholars, Staff, and Students: Together this is the Scholarly Team at the Institute for American Studies in Leipzig.

American Studies Leipzig has a broad and diverse Core Faculty. We have specialists in literature, culture, history, politics, and international affairs. Faculty cooperate regularly to offer integrated teaching on broad and interesting topics (for example, citizenship and identity, consumption culture, literature and difference, immigration, globalization and American society, and many, many more subjects).

The Institute's strengths are further enhanced by strong cooperation with colleagues from throughout the University of Leipzig. These Affiliated Faculty help make American Studies a highly interdisciplinary program. Beside Core Faculty, and Affiliated Faculty, the Institute for American Studies has regular and distinguished international Guest Scholars.

We also see the Staff at the Institute as an indispensable part of the Scholarly Team: Our dynamic staff provides key elements of the teaching environment - student support, technological infrastructure for learning, efficient communications, and much more.

Finally, but absolutely central to the entire mission at American Studies Leipzig, are the Students, who are the essential element for a vital scholarly community. The Leipzig Model for American Studies works with the core assumption that students are an integral part of the pursuit of new knowledge, of the creation of new knowledge. American Studies Leipzig thus works each day with the core assumption at America's leading universities: A Program is only as good as the students it attracts, and the energy these students bring to a program.

Institute Faculty at American Studies, Leipzig

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Prof. Crister S. Garrett
Professor for American Culture and History
Room 3505 | Phone: (0341) 97-37335
Office Hours: Summer Term 2017: Tuesdays, 4-5 PM, and by appointment.

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PD Dr. Carsten Junker
Visiting Professor for American Literature
Room 3507 | Phone: (0341) 973 7331
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm, and by appointment. For office hours, please contact Wiebke Kartheus (wiebke.kartheus@uni-leipzig.de) at the secretariat.

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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez
Professor for American Studies and Minority Studies
Room GWZ 3 5.08 | Phone: (0341) 973 7343
Office Hours: Summer Term 2017: Tue 2-3 pm (starting on April 11)

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Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen
Professor Emeritus for American Literature
Room 3507 | Phone: (0341) 973 7331

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Keil
Professor Emeritus for American Culture and History
Room 3504 | Phone: (0341) 97-37332


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Dr. Sebastian M. Herrmann
Assistant Lecturer for American Studies
Room 3503 | Phone: (0341) 97-37337
Office Hours: Mon 4-5pm

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Dr. Katja Schmieder
Assistant Lecturer for American Studies
Room 3502 | Phone: (0341) 973 7334
Office Hours: Summer Semester: Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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Stefan Schubert, MA
Assistant Lecturer for American Studies
Room 3502 | Phone: (0341) 973 7334
Office Hours: Mondays, 3-4 pm

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Heather Pruessing
Assistant Lecturer of American Studies
Room GWZ 3 5.01 | Phone: (0341) 973-7336

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Katherine Protano

Room GWY 3501 | Phone:
Office Hours: TU: 10-11, TH: 1-3

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Eleonora Ravizza, MA
Assistant Lecturer for American Studies
Room 3 5.04 | Phone: (0341) 973 7332
Office Hours: Thu 3-4pm

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Tobias Schlobach, MA
Assistant Lecturer for American Studies
Room GWZ 3 5.01 | Phone: (0341) 973 7336
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 4 - 6 pm, and by appointment


Adjunct Faculty

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Eric Fraunholz

Room 3.504 | Phone: +49 341 - 97 37332
Office Hours: By appointment

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Richard Bachmann

Office Hours: Tue 11am-1pm in GWZ 3 5.01

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Patricia Isabella Schumacher



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Anne Keyselt

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Wiebke Kartheus

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Dr. Sophia Manns

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Christin Habermann
Internship Coordinator
Room GWZ 3 5.01 | Phone:
Office Hours: By appointment

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