Veronica Cook Williamson is broadly interested in migration and translation studies and in how major German cultural institutions stage ‘transnational’ or multilingual collaboration in ways that mask underlying, siloed understandings of linguistic, ethnic, or national borders, while simultaneously providing the opportunity for re-negotiation or transgression of those demarcations by individual participants. She is particularly interested in initiatives like the literary portal Weiter Schreiben, the theater competition and workshop series IN ZUKUNFT and the Exil Ensemble at the Maxim Gorki Theater, and the art/museum initiatives migrantas and Multaka: Treffpunkt Museum.
From 2022-2023, she was the recipient of a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) one-year research grant. During this time she was affiliated with the Technische Universität Berlin, participating in Bénédicte Savoy's research colloquium "Kunstgeschichte als Kulturgeschichte."
Veronica is also a fellow in the Museum Studies Program at Michigan. In 2020, she co-curated the online exhibit for the William L. Clements Library titled ‘No, not even for a picture:’ Re-examining the Native Midwest and Tribes’ Relations to the History of Photography which was followed by an in-person exhibit on display between October 27, 2021 and February 26, 2022 at the Saginaw Art Museum in Michigan.
Veronica received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in 2017 with High Honors in German Cultural Studies and a minor in Film and Media Studies. After graduation, she spent a year as the Jones Memorial Digital Media Fellow at Baker-Berry Library at Dartmouth, where she researched and collaborated on projects to integrate creative digital media use into classroom spaces.