German Area Chair
Associate Professor of German
World Languages and Literatures, German
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Professor Gaettens' research interests include 20th-century German literature, in particular GDR literature, comparative literature, and women and gender studies. She has published a book on German women writers, both East and West German, examining the Nazi past entitled Women Writers and Fascism: Reconstructing History. Professor Gaettens teaches a wide variety of courses ranging from German language to Cultural Formations and film.
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