Giovanni earned his B.A. in German Language and Literature and Arts and Letters magna cum laude from Portland State University. Thereafter, he completed his MA at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Giovanni is interested in how modernist literature critiques existing social conditions and gives glimpses of dreams of a better life.
Erin received her B.A. (honours) from the University of Manitoba, and an M.A. in German Studies at the University of Manitoba. Erin's current research focuses on the comparative representation of ‘difficult knowledge,’ genocide and mass atrocities in German and North American Museums, as well as Holocaust representation and pedagogy.
Hannah is the current exchange student from Freie Universität Berlin, where she is pursuing her M.A. in North American Studies. Her majors are culture and sociology; she is mostly interested in television, film, serial narratives and feminisms. Hannah received her B.A. from the Freie Universität Berlin in North American Studies in 2016.
Özlem earned her Staatsexamen I, the equivalent of an MEd, with majors in English and German from the University of Dortmund and in Turkish from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2013, and her Staatsexamen II, a professional teaching certificate, in 2015. Özlem’s current research interest focuses on the intersections of motion pictures and culture.