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Emma Betz

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies/Associate Professor

Applied linguistics (conversation analysis, interactional linguistics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics)

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Onyeka Ezeh

Instructor

Onyeka Ezeh, the Russian instructor in the Germanic and Slavic Studies, has taught elementary language courses for 5 years in Nigeria and Russia before joining the department.
Onyeka completed his BA and MA degrees at Moscow State Linguistic University in Russia and earned his doctorate from the same university in 2018. He is a scholar of applied linguistics, specializing in conversational analysis in Russian and German languages. Often engaging interdisciplinary approaches, much of his research has centered on mitigation strategies in directive speech acts.

Geertruida de Rooij-Mohle

Geertruida de Rooij-Mohle

Instructor

Born and raised in the Netherlands, I have been fascinated with languages since I was very young. After studying translation and interpretation in Antwerp, Belgium, I came to the Université de Montréal for a M.A. in Linguistics. I settled with my family in Ontario in 2006 and started teaching Dutch at the University of Waterloo in 2011. 

Caroline Wolfhard

Caroline Wolfhard

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

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Michael Boehringer

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Literary and cultural studies (19th-21st-century Austrian literature, gender and migration studies, masculinity studies)

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Katharina Scholl

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Richard Barnett

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Anna Rohmann

Anna Rohmann

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Alice Kuzniar

Alice Kuzniar

Professor

Literary and cultural studies (animal studies, Romanticism, gender studies, homeopathy)

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Alexander Held

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Alexander Sullivan

Alexander Sullivan

PhD German

Mareike Wagner

Mareike Wagner

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Grit Liebscher

Grit Liebscher

Professor

Applied linguistics (sociolinguistics, bilingualism, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, language and identity, German migration)

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Brikena Kastrati

Instructor

Brikena Kastrati joined the Germanic and Slavic Studies department in August 2019. Prior to moving to Canada, she completed her teacher education program at the University of Kassel, Germany, with English and History as her teaching subjects. 

Her interest in languages originates from the migration of her parents from Kosovo to Germany leading to a bilingual background.  Learning German as well as English, French and Spanish as further foreign languages herself, she now pursues a communicative and student-centered teaching approach in order to teach and coordinate the German 101 and 102 courses.  

Samuel Schirm

Samuel Schirm

PhD German

Katharina Epper

Katharina Eppert

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Paul Malone

Paul Malone

Associate Professor

Literary and cultural studies (film, performance theory, translation, graphic novels)

Kyle Massia

Kyle Massia

PhD German

Kira Bühl

Kira Bühl

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Ann Marie Rasmussen

Ann Marie Rasmussen

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies/Professor and Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies

Literary & cultural studies. German medieval, gender, and literary studies.

Andrea Speltz

Andrea Speltz

Assistant Professor

Literary and cultural studies (the European Enlightenment and the history of educational ideas)

Barbara Schmenk

Barbara Schmenk

Professor

Applied linguistics (language education, gender studies) 

Sara Marsh

Sara Marsh

PhD German

Matt Martin

Matt Martin

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

James M. Skidmore

James M. Skidmore

Associate Professor and Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies

Literary and film studies (contemporary German literature and culture, comparative literature, politics in literature and film, online learning)

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Jana Koepcke

Jana Koepcke

PhD German

Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Mario Hirstein

Mario Hirstein

PhD German

Lea Schmidt

Lea Schmidt

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Erica Swyers

Erica Swyers

PhD German

Jasmin Lissitsin

Jasmin Lissitsin

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Yu Huang

Yu Huang

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Pia Hoffmann

Pia Hoffmann

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Nadja Schuhmacher

Nadja Schuhmacher

Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

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