Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Caterina KatzerWhere and what did you study before you came to Germanic and Slavic Studies at University of Waterloo?

I've been in German studies and media and communication studies at the University of Mannheim for my Bachelor program.

What are your interests in German Studies?

Especially interesting for me are identity, autobiography and memory studies as well as inter- and transculturality.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

I chose the University of Waterloo because it is an excellent one; the German department encourages grad students; Waterloo is a nice student city and well located.

Why did you choose this program?

The great chance of this program is to receive a joint degree and to get to know a new country, two universities, many new people, another culture and to practice another language.

Do you already know what you want to write your thesis on?

I'm currently working on my Masters thesis about identity negotiation in Margaret Atwood's "Cat's Eye" and Felicitas Hoppes "Hoppe".

What is a fun-fact about you?

I've been named after two singers, but nobody would want me to sing on a stage - my last name basically means "cat" (without the "r" at the end) and I really love these animals!

ckatzer@mail.uni-mannheim.de

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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