German Program Faculty

German Program Faculty

German Instructors of CSULB

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Jeffrey High, Ph.D.

Professor of German and German Program Director & Graduate Advisor

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2001

18th century German Literature, Revolution, Aesthetic Theory, and Moral Philosophy.

Before teaching at CSULB, Professor High held lectureships at the University of
Massachusetts, the Universität Heidelberg, and the University of Minnesota, and
teaches in the University Honors Program, in the Paideia program, and as Visiting
Professor at Portland State University’s German Summer School of the Pacific.
His teaching focuses on the “Age of Schiller” as well as literary, philosophical and
theoretical texts from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Professor High’s
seminars – “Friedrich Schiller,” “Heinrich von Kleist,” “Thomas Mann and Kafka,”
and “The ‘German’ Novella from Boccaccio to Stephen King” – teach interdisciplinary approaches to the intersections of literature, philosophy, critical theory and politics
in German, European and US-American culture. Professor High has received
numerous awards for teaching, service, and scholarship, including a 2018
CSULB President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Research
and Mentoring

Email: Jeffrey.High@csulb.edu

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Nele Hempel-Lamer, Ph.D..

Professor of German

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1998

20th-Century German Literature and Culture, Contemporary Austrian Studies,
Feminism, Service Learning, and Community Engagement.

Email:Nele.Hempel-Lamer@csulb.edu

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Robert Blankenship, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of German

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  2011

Nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century German literature and cinema,
and East German literature.

Robert Blankenship joined RGRLL as an Assistant Professor of German in 2016.
He completed his PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011
and has since held several visiting positions, most recently at Transylvania University
in Lexington, Kentucky. His scholarship is concerned with nineteenth, twentieth,
and twenty-first century German literature and cinema, and East German literature
in particular. He has published the book titled “Suicide in East German Literature:
Fiction, Rhetoric, and the Self-Destruction of Literary Heritage.” Dr. Blankenship
sees teaching as a war against apathy, and students in his classes may find
themselves discussing, collaborating, writing, translating, staging dramatic
productions, performing close readings, fruitfully disagreeing, and generally
flexing their imagination.

Email:Robert.Blankenship@csulb.edu

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Dr. Robert Blankenship

German Program Adjunct Faculty

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German Program Teaching Associates

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Leila Gonzalez

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Leilanie.Gonzalez@student.csulb.edu

 

Cristian Lopez

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Cristian.Lopez-sa@csulb.edu

 

Tess Morales

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Tess.Morales@student.csulb.edu

 

Mark Piller

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Mark.Piller01@student.csulb.edu

 

Zeki Polat

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Zeki.Polat01@student.csulb.edu

 

Xochitl San Vicente

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Xochitl.SanVicente@student.csulb.edu

 

Trevor Teafatiller

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Trevor.Tefatiller@student.csulb.edu

 

Emily Wysocki

Teaching Associate of German

Email: Emily.Wysocki@student.csulb.edu