Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies
Assistant Professor of German
Claudia holds a PhD in German Studies from the University of Florida.
Claudia is an Assistant Professor of German and holds a PhD in German Studies from the University of Florida. She teaches courses in German literature and culture, as well as in folk and fairy tales. She has published articles and book chapters on varied subjects, including magic realism, European literary fairy tales, German tales of the Romantic period, East German fairy-tale films, and televisual adaptations of classical tales. Her research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Romantic literature and culture, fairytale and folklore studies, German Orientalism, children's literature and film, cultural evolution of fairy tales, transmission and dissemination of fairy tales, fairy tales as cultural signifiers, and the uses of fairy tales in the undergraduate and graduate classroom.