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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Faculty & Staff

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German Program Director

Nadja Kramer

Nadja Krämer

Mailing Address/Office Location
Minnesota State University, Mankato
218C Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-5531


Office Hours/ Spring 2019:

Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm and by appointment



  • Ph.D. in Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington

Research and Teaching Interests

Nadja Krämer is the director of the German program. Her areas of research interest center on cultural history, especially colonial studies, minority and popular culture, and on issues of race and identity in Germany with a focus on memorialization and representation of historic trauma. She is also interested and has published on film studies, urban studies and the practice of place. She teaches all levels of German language and an introductory course to German speaking countries (in English) as well as a wide range of upper level courses in German literature and German Studies, especially of the 19th through 21st century. Recent courses she has taught focused on German Romanticism, Berlin as Metropolis, Weimar Modernity, The Rhine River, The GDR, and Topics in German Cinema (in English and cross-listed with Film Studies). She has also co-taught a course on “reading the city” in combination with short-term study in Germany and Austria.