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Nina Berman

School Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 0202
School Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Nina Berman, PhD (University of California at Berkeley, 1994). Professor of International Letters and Cultures; School of International Letters and Cultures, Director, Arizona State University. Previous teaching appointment: Ohio State University, 2001-2016; University of Texas at Austin, 1994-2001. Guest professor: Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, June 2014. Her research areas include: Globalization Studies; humanitarianism; tourism; German orientalism and colonialism; Germans in Africa; intercultural hermeneutics.

Education

1989-1994: Ph.D., Department of German, University of California, Berkeley. Dissertation:  Orientalismus, Kolonialismus und Moderne: Zum Bild des Orients in der deutschen Kultur um 1900. Committee: Anton Kaes (director), W. Daniel Wilson, David Lloyd.

1987-89: M.A., Department of German, San Francisco State University, San Francisco

1980-83: B.A. (Zwischenprüfung in German, Arabic, and History) Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany

Research Interests

Globalization Studies; humanitarianism; tourism; German orientalism and colonialism; Germans in Africa; intercultural hermeneutics

Publications

Nina Berman

Germans on the Kenyan Coast: Land, Charity, and Romance. Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 2017.

http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=808322

 

Nina Berman, Klaus Mühlhahn, and Patrice Nganang, editors

German Colonialism Revisited: African, Asian, and Oceanic Experiences

http://www.press.umich.edu/5034425/german_colonialism_revisited

 

Nina Berman

German Literature on the Middle East: Discourses and Practices, 1000-1989

http://www.press.umich.edu/2510033/german_literature_on_the_middle_east

 

Philip Armstrong, Nina Berman, Kimani Njogu, Mbugua wa-Mungai, editors

Disability In Kenya: The Nairobi Workshop

http://dsq-sds.org/issue/view/42

 

Nina Berman

Impossible Missions? German Economic, Military, and Humanitarian Efforts in Africa

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Impossible-Missions,671137.aspx

 

Nina Berman

Orientalismus, Kolonialismus und Moderne: Zum Bild des Orients in der deutschsprachigen Kultur um 1900

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 790Reading and Conference
SLC 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 690Reading and Conference
SLC 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 551Global Approaches to Trans
SLC 790Reading and Conference
Honors / Awards

Outstanding Academic Title 2012, Choice, for German Literature on the Middle East: Discourses and Practices, 1000-1989. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011. 323 pp.  Paperback 2013.

 

Educational Partnerships Program (Syria), US Department of State, 2006; Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 2003 and 2004; President’s Associates Teaching Award, UT Austin, 1999; Dean’s Fellow, UT Austin, 1997: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Summer Research Grant, 1996.

Editorships

German Colonialism Revisited: African, Asian, and Oceanic Experiences. Edited by Nina Berman, Klaus Mühlhahn, and Patrice Nganang (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014).

Work History

PhD (University of California at Berkeley, 1994). Professor of International Letters and Cultures; School of International Letters and Cultures, Director, Arizona State University. Previous teaching appointment: Ohio State University, 2001-2016; University of Texas at Austin, 1994-2001. Guest professor: Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, June 2014.