Brooke Kreitinger


Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Director of Undergraduate Studies in German



Ph.D., German Studies, Georgetown University
B.A., German, French, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University

Curriculum Vitae

Research/ Teaching Interests

  • Twentieth- and twenty-first century German literature, film, and culture
  • Transnational literature and film
  • Turkish-German literature, film and culture
  • Theories of cosmopolitanism
  • Globalization discourse
  • Aesthetics and emotions
  • Language pedagogy and curriculum development

Personal Statement

Brooke Kreitinger is originally from western North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota. After discovering a passion for foreign languages late in high school, she went on to college to major in German and French at the College of St. Benedict in the “Lake Wobegon” region of Minnesota. Brooke then spent two years in Austria teaching English as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant. Two years immersed in the German language (or rather Austrian dialects!) and Austrian culture compelled her to deepen her understanding of the German language, German-language literature and German-speaking cultures, so she began a Ph.D. program in German Studies at Georgetown University. Her research interests span diverse disciplines by looking at the intersection between literature and film and globalization discourse, with particular focus on representations of space, subjectivity, and cultural identity. Brooke’s interests also include language pedagogy and curriculum development. Dr. Kreitinger strongly believes in the importance of foreign language learning and liberal arts education and therefore dedicates herself to excellence in teaching and supporting student learning both in and out of the classroom.


“The Spatial Imagination of Accelerated Globalization in Contemporary German-language Novels.” (2012)

Select Publications

“Voices of Late GDR Youth.” New German Review 21 (2005-2006): 6-20.