Dr. Erika Berroth joined Southwestern University in the fall of 2004.Her goals as Associate Professor of German include building a strong German program for students interested in a major or minor, offering exciting and substantial study abroad opportunities, internships, and service learning opportunities, and reaching out to people interested in German language and culture here on campus and in the larger community.
Dr. Berroth, a German native, grew up in the town of Oberkochen in Baden Württemberg, located in the southwest of Germany. She studied English and German language and literature at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, earning a Staatsexamen (state board examination -- M.A. equivalent) with a thesis on the themes of time, memory, and identity in Harold Pinter’s plays. She earned a postgraduate degree in English Studies at the University of Nottingham, England, during a one-year DAAD scholarship. Dr. Berroth earned her Ph.D. in German Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a dissertation on the German classic Heinrich von Kleist. Her recent book deals with the intricate connections of gender and knowledge in selected works of Kleist.
Dr. Berroth has taught German language, literature, and culture, German literature in translation, courses in Women’s Studies, and first-year seminars at a variety of institutions such as Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, and most recently Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN. She hopes that her experience and expertise will support students in their academic and personal goals.
New to Texas and a new resident in Georgetown’s old town, Dr. Berroth looks forward to growing edible or purple stuff in the garden and to sharing her passion for swimming with her son Benedict. She also enjoys activities that emphasize the diversity of cultures and traditions such as traveling, reading, eating, cooking, music, knitting, and learning new languages.
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