PhD German

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

I did my 1. Staatsexamen at the University of Mannheim.

What are your interests in German Studies?

Literature and Film.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

I did an exchange year at UW five years ago and really liked the department.

Why did you choose this program?

Being able to study at two universities was very attractive to me.

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

I’ll be writing on the role of violence in the movies of Michael Haneke.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A food critic.

What is a fun-fact about you?

I collected all 120 stars in Super Mario 64.

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