Brooke Kreitinger

Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Global Languages and Communities



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 and cultures, she majored in German and French at the College of St. Benedict in the “Lake Wobegon” region of Minnesota. Dr. Kreitinger 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. She completed her Ph.D. in German Studies at Georgetown University. Her research interests span various disciplines by examining the contemporary transnational literature and film through the lenses of globalization discourse, theories of cosmopolitanism, and border studies, with particular focus on representations of space, subjectivity, and cultural identity. She is currently working on a project addressing the refugee crisis in Germany and the E.U. as represented in documentary films, which is part of her larger book project, Empathetic Aesthetics: Acts and Encounters of Recognition and Compassion in Transnational Literature and Film. Dr. Kreitinger’s interests also include language pedagogy and curriculum development. She 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

Forum Contribution: “Migration and German Studies: Rethinking and Redefining Boundaries.” “Forum: Migration Studies.” The German Quarterly. 90:2 (Spring 2017): 214-217.

Article: “Are Baklava and Burgers Enough? Seeking Cosmopolitanism Through Culinary Practices, Food, and Food Cultures in Perikles Monioudis’s Land and Yadé Kara’s Cafe Cyprus.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies. 53.2 (2017): 138-159.

Book Review: “Jeremiah, Emily. Nomadic Ethics in Contemporary Women’s Writing in German: Strange Subjects.Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature 39.1 (Winter 2015).