Associate Professor of German Studies
Chair of the Department of German
Joined Connecticut College: 2012
Post-1945 German history and culture
Muslims in Germany
Minorities in Germany
Karolin Machtans's main research and teaching interests are 20th- and 21st-century German literature and film, post-1945 German history and culture, German-Turkish relations; Muslims in Germany; minorities in Germany; Holocaust studies and literary theory.
She is also very interested in interdisciplinary approaches to urban space, photography and environmentalism as well as in foreign language teaching methodology.
Before joining Connecticut College, she was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cambridge and an Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University.
Her first book, Zwischen Wissenschaft und autobiographischem Text: Saul Friedländer und Ruth Klüger, was published by Niemeyer (Conditio Judaica) in 2009.
She is the coeditor of a volume on the representation of Hitler in German film (published in 2012) and is currently working on a book-length study on the representation of Istanbul and 'Asia' in German-language literature and film.
She is the author of numerous articles in the fields of Holocaust and migration studies and is currently editing a volume on Iranian-German literature and film as well as a volume on Iranian-German author Navid Kermani.
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Majoring in Global Islamic Studies.
Contact Karolin Machtans
Box # GERMAN STUDIES/Blaustein Humanities Center
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320
307 Blaustein Humanities Center