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Dr. Kathrin M. Bower
Dr. Kathrin M. Bower
Professor and Coordinator of German Studies
Associate Dean
Distinguished Educator Award, 2001
“Hierarchies of Belonging: Wende Migrants and German Ausländer,” Symposium on “Migration, Memory and Diversity in Germany” at Emory University’s Halle Institute, Atlanta, GA, September 2013
“Ossi, Wessi, Other: Wende Migrants and German Ausländer,” German Studies Association annual conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 2012

“Who am I? Who are You?: Ethnicity and Mimicry in the Comedy of Kaya Yanar, Bülent Ceylan and Murat Topal,” German Studies Association annual conference, Louisville, KY, September 2011
“Serdar Somuncu’s Hitler Kebab: Ethno-Cultural Comedy as Transnational Intervention?” German Studies Association annual conference, Oakland, CA, October 2010

“Transnational Identities and German Guilt in Fatih Akin’s Auf der anderen Seite,” German Studies Association annual conference, Washington, DC, October 2009

“From Fremd im eigenen Land to the ‘neue deutsche Einheit’: Hiphop Confrontations with German Identity,” German Studies Association annual conference, St. Paul, MN, October 2008
American Association of Teachers of German
German Studies Association
Modern Language Association
Women in German

Serdar Somuncu: Reframing Integration through a Transnational Politics of Satire,” The German Quarterly 85.2 (Spring 2012): 193-213.

Holocaust Avengers: From “The Master Race” to Magneto,” International Journal of Comic Art 6.2 (Fall 2004): 182-194.


Bower, Kathrin M. "Learning to Live with the Other Germany in the Post-Wall Federal Republic." In Migration, Memory, and Diversity: Germany from 1945 to the Present , edited by Cornelia Wilhelm, 256-275. New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 2016.

Wahr spricht, wer Schatten spricht: Die Angst vor der Unbestimmbarkeit in der Darstellung des Holocaust.” In Kulturelle Repräsentationen des Holocaust in Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staaten, ed. Klaus Berghahn, Jürgen Fohrmann, and Helmut Schneider. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. 1-22.

Claiming the Victim: Tokenism, Mourning and the Future of German Holocaust Poetry,” German Studies in the Post-Holocaust Age: The Politics of Memory, Identity, and Ethnicity, ed. Adrian Del Caro and Janet Ward. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2000. 131-139.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact Information
208 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 287-6446 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
East/West German Relations
German Cultural Studies
German Film
Holocaust Representation
Political Satire
Turkish German Comedy