MARIA STEHLE received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. She taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender and Women's Studies at Connecticut College in New London for two years before she joined the faculty at UT in the fall of 2007.
Her publications focus on German and European Cultural Studies, Gender and Media Studies, and Cultural Histories of Germany since 1945. Four articles are forthcoming in 2012, "White Ghettos: The 'Crisis of Multiculturalism' in Post-Unification Germany" in European Journal of Cultural Studies, "Pop, Porn, and Rebellious Speech: Feminist Politics and the Multi-Media Performances of Elfriede Jelinek, Charlotte Roche, and LadyBitch Ray," in Feminist Media Studies, "Gender, Performance, and the Politics of Space: Germany and the Veil in Popular Culture," in CSSAAME, and "Money, Mobility, and Commodified Bodies: The Politics of Gentrification in German City Films of the late 1990s," in The German Quarterly. Her book manuscript entitled "Ghetto Voices in Contemporary Germany: Textscapes, Filmscapes, and Soundscapes" is currently under review.
She is further interested in interdisciplinary and creative strategies for teaching for social justice, practices of critical pedagogy, and student centered learning.
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
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