Senior Lecturer in German Studies
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Judith Keyler studied German Linguistics, Literature, and Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich before earning her doctoral degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before coming to Smith, she taught at the at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Tongji University Shanghai, Chinese University Hong Kong, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Rhode Island.
Professor Keyler teaches all levels of German language, including courses on German culture such as "Made in Germany," "War and Peace in German Culture," "Growing Up in German-Speaking Europe," and "German-Language Media." Her current pedagogical research focuses on integrating the substance and language of science, technology, and environmental issues into her course work at all levels, as well as the teaching of German as a foreign language through contemporary linguistic models. Her other scholarly field is historic Germanic linguistics with a focus on the syntax of New High German and modern German.