Congratulations to German doctoral candidate Amila Becirbegovic on being offered and accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position in German and Ethnic Humanities at California State University, Fresno!
Amila shared the following about her experience at UC Davis and the German graduate program:
"I am excited for the opportunity to bring my teaching experience and scholarship on contemporary German literature and genocide representation to the faculty at CSU, Fresno. As a PhD candidate in the German department I have found the support and candid advice from my dissertation committee and the faculty at UC Davis invaluable. Through formal training in language pedagogy and curriculum design, in addition to more than ten years of teaching experience, I have learned to implement and assess the effectiveness of teaching materials within a curriculum based on principles of communicative language teaching and literacy-based instruction. At UC Davis I have taught a variety of upper and lower division courses in German, Religious Studies and Human Rights, ranging from German language classes, to courses on Holocaust film, memory studies and comparative genocide representation. The opportunity to translate my research into topical courses for undergraduates has been essential to my professional development. What I appreciate about the atmosphere at UC Davis is that there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship. Through my involvement in German, Jewish Studies, Human Rights and Critical Theory I have been able to research the impact that popular visual remediation of the Holocaust has on current genocides and the refugee crisis more broadly."
The Department of German and Russian at UC Davis wishes Ms. Becirbegovic all the best with this exciting opportunity.