Anja Pauline Ebert
Lecturer in German Studies
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Magister Artium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Germany)
M.A., University of Alabama
Ph.D., Wayne State University
Pauline Ebert's main research interests are in the areas of German collective memory of the Holocaust and the Third Reich, and the literature of the Holocaust. Her current research explores how Germany's collective memory of the Third Reich and the Holocaust is being constructed in and through literature, television and cinema. Pauline Ebert is trained in the teaching of German as a second language and has a strong interest in language acquisition, current methodologies and media. She has received Wayne State University's Garrett T. Heberlein Excellence in Teaching Award. She also has taught many German language, literature, and culture classes in both German and in English.
Professor Ebert has received special training in Holocaust pedagogy. In 2006, she was awarded a Minerva grant to participate in the summer seminar "Teaching the Shoah and Antisemitism" at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. In 2007, she was awarded a fellowship to attend the "Twelfth Annual Summer Institute of the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization" at Northwestern University. Moreover, she received two travel grants from the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2011 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty, "Teaching about the Holocaust: An Integrated Approach" and in the 2014 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, "Holocaust Literature: Teaching Fiction and Poetry." For the summer of 2014 she has received an Else Silbermann Grant to pursue her research and to work on curriculum development at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Museum.