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German Studies Student Research Spotlight

Are you interested in doing grant-funded research or working closely with faculty on a research project? Come and hear how two senior German Studies majors have done just that! Both of these projects stretch our understanding of "German Studies" by looking beyond the borders of Germany and asking how "German identity" and "German culture" are constructed in different contexts. 
Lindsey Merritt: "German Hermann: German Identity in Early 19th Century America"
Lindsey's project explores the development of a German settlement in 19th century Missouri and how its residents fought to maintain their German identity in a new homeland. Her research was part of an internship funded by the Whitman Internship Grant. 
Julien Comardelle: "Kafka's Cobblestones: Kafka's Life, Language, and Insights"
In his project, Julien explores the connections between language, geography, and identity in Franz Kafka's Prague. His research was funded by the Soden Grant for Student/Faculty Research. 
COVID Protocols: Masks required! If you are coming from off-campus, please bring proof of vaccination with you! 

Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Olin Hall, 129
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

Event Type

Speaker, Education, Research




Academic, Humanities & Arts, German


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