Associate Professor of German

Degrees: M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Expertise: German language; Swiss literature; German detective novels and popular literature; linguistic approaches to literature; Friedrich Glauser

Julia Karolle-Berg joined the JCU faculty in 2002. She received her A.B. in German and Political Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and M.A. and Ph.D. in German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A native of Michigan, she has spent over four years in Germany and Switzerland, including stays in Berlin, Freiburg, and Basle. Dr. Karolle-Berg teaches all levels of German language and culture at JCU. Her research focus is on the 20th-century, with interests that include narrative theory, popular forms (particularly German-language detective novels), and Holocaust literature. Dr. Karolle-Berg is Section Coordinator for German Studies at JCU.  In 2010, Karolle-Berg received the Lucrezia Culicchia Award for Teaching Excellence from the JCU College of Arts and Sciences.  She served as Director of the Honors Program from 2011-2015.

Language Section: Germanic Studies
Languages Taught: German 
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