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Gabriele Wickert, Ph.D.


Gabriele WickertGabriele M. Wickert is the chair of the German department and the director of the International Studies program and has been teaching at the College since 1976. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, her M.A. from SUNY at Albany and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her dissertation on the German Romantic writer Heinrich von Kleist was published by Peter Lang Verlag. Following several grants for extended stays in the former GDR and Czechoslovakia, her subsequent scholarship focused on East German literature and cultural problems of the "Wende". Within the German department Professor Wickert teaches all levels of German language, as well as a course in German Cinema. She has also developed courses for the International Studies program that focus on various aspects of global culture, including the Spring 2012 course on "World Cultures through Literature and Film".