Adam Davis


Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate in German
Associate Instructor in German

416 Sproul Hall

Throughout my academic career I have had the honor and privilege of studying German at a number of reputable institutions with some of the brightest minds. After spending 2 years (2016-2018) as a US Teaching Assistant in Austria I decided to continue studying German literature. I am grateful to be able to continue this journey here at UC Davis.

My research involves literary portrayals and theories of German nationalism and patriotism around 1800. Of interest are the works of authors such as Friedrich Schiller, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich von Kleist, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Georg Büchner.

Education and Degree(s)
  • M.A. German, California State University Long Beach
  • B.A. International Affairs, California State University Long Beach
Honors and Awards
  • Provost Fellowship, University of California Davis 2018
  • Amy Kimball Memorial Scholarship, Department of Romance, German, and Russian Languages and Literatures, California State University, Long Beach, CA 2015
  • Certificate of Excellence, University of New Mexico, Taos, NM, German Summer School 2015
  • Letters and Sciences Dean’s Summer Fellowship 2022
  • Max Kade Dissertation Writing Fellowship Winter 2023
Research Interests & Expertise
  • 18th and 19th Century German literary narratives surrounding nationalism and patriotism
  • Faculty Adviser: Elisabeth Krimmer