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Contact German Studies

Undergraduate Advising Head
Kathrin Seidl-Gómez

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) serve as liaisons between faculty and students. They are an additional resource to students who want to learn about German Studies from their peers within the program.

2014-2015 UDRs:

Erica Evans

Julia Karr

Elise Sobotka

Fei Xu


What was Dada? Why is Goethe's "Faust" so important? What was the relationship between "Bauhaus" and the Nazi regime? What is the "New German cinema?" Who were the German Expressionists? Was Kafka Czech or German? These and many more questions are addressed in courses in German language and literature at Brandeis.

We offer students the unique opportunity to study the German language in its cultural context, with strong emphasis on literature, film, and cultural history. Students are encouraged to study abroad and participate in the many cocurricular offerings by the Center for German and European Studies.