German Section Faculty
Professor of German. Section Head of German.
Fulbright Programs Advisor.
Professor Damiano received a Ph.D. in German at the University of Oregon in 1998 and has been teaching at EMU since 2001. While at EMU she was chosen by faculty and students to receive the Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty Teacher Award I in 2005, is the author of two books on German author Walter Kempowski, and currently is doing sabbatical research in Berlin for a co-edited book project on Kempowski with Dr. Sascha Feuchert of the University of Gießen, Gießen, Germany. She has been the EMU campus Fulbright adviser for both students and faculty since 2006.
Margrit Zinggeler Ph.D.
Professor of German.
Language and International Trade Advisor.
Professor Zinggeler is a native of German speaking Switzerland. She teaches Business German, German language and phonetic courses, Swiss Literature, and Cultural Studies. She recently published a German grammar textbook based on the Brothers' Grimm Fairy Fales and the online Grimm corpus COSMAS. She now works on a second volume titled PHONOGRIMM: German Pronunciation Through the Magic of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. She collaborates with Dr. Karin Baumgartner, University of Utah, on the project www.swissstudies.org and co-edited a book with her, titled "From Multiculturalism to Cultural Hybridity: New Approaches in Teaching Modern Switzerland: (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2010). In 2010, she conducted research at the University of Neuchatel with a fellowship from the Swiss National Science foundation for the monograph "How Second Generation Immigrants Writers have transformed Swiss and German Language Literature. A Study of Sensorial Narratives by Authors Writing from the Swiss Secondo-Space." (2011). At the Solothur Literary Day in 2012 in Switzerland, she introduced her new publication (co-edited with Charlotte Schallie, University of Victoria), Globale Heimat CH: grenzüberschreitende Text in der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Co-ed. with Charlotte Schallié. Zurich: Edition 8, 2012.
Sascha Feuchert Ph.D.
Please join us in welcoming Eastern Michigan University's first honorary professor. Dr. Feuchert is a perfect fit for EMU. Not only has he been recognized for excellence in teaching by recently having been awarded his university’s most distinguished teaching award in November of 2009 – the Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Preis for excellence in teaching – but in addition he has an outstanding reputation as a published scholar of contemporary German and Holocaust literature.
WINTER 2013 Lecturers
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