Professor Sabine von Mering honored with Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize

Professor of German and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Sabine von Mering has been named the winner of the Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize by Deutsches Haus at New York University.

The Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, political, and academic relationship between the German-speaking world and the United States. It is awarded annually in the fall and is endowed with a $5000 grant.

Professor von Mering is the director of the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis, and she teaches courses in German language and culture, European perspectives on climate change, and antisemitism on social media. She co-edited the book “Antisemitism on Social Media,” published earlier this year, and is working on the forthcoming “Handbook of Global Climate Activism.” 

Von Mering will be formally awarded the prize at an event in New York on December 16, which will include remarks from Sultan Doughan, the Dr. Thomas Zand Visiting Assistant Professor in Holocaust Pedagogy and Antisemitism Studies at Clark University and a performance by German-born musician Uta Habbig.

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