Recent Successes of UC Davis German Ph.D.s

Graduates of the UC Davis German Ph.D. program continue to be successful in the profession. Among their most recent achievements:

Sebastian Heinsohn, who completed his dissertation on the aesthetics and politics of representing the street in German film in June 2009, assumed a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of German at Bucknell University, beginning Fall 2009.

Caroline Schaumann, who earned her Ph.D. in German here in 1999, earned tenure at Emory University. She now holds the title Associate Professor of German Studies.

Tina Boyer, who earned her PhD in German at Davis 2010, assumed a tenure-track assistant professorship at Wake Forest University, beginning Fall 2010.

Christian Anderson, who earned his PhD at Davis in 2010 with a dissertation on "Pataphysical Discourses in the German Bildungsroman" accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in German at Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University) in San Luis Obispo, beginning Fall 2015.

Giovanna Montenegro earned her PhD in Comparative Literature with a dual focus on Spanish and German and a dissertation on "Textual and Visual Representations of the New World: German and Spanish Perspectives of the Conquest of Venezuela in the Sixteenth Century," co-directed by UC Davis Professor of German Elisabeth Krimmer. Giovanna accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, beginning Fall 2015. You can find out more about her interests at:

Congratulations to all of them!