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I am the professor of German language and culture at UCR, hallo zusammen! With a background in classical music and theatre, graduate degrees in both Foreign Language Acquisition as well as Global Citizenship Education (University College London/IOE), I am a passionate proponent of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, strongly believing in how only a broad spectrum of inquiry and interests can shape us humans to our fullest potential. UCR is therefore to my mind a remarkable place to teach and learn, bringing together students and faculty from all over the world, enabling us to explore together all the remarkable facets that shape our human experience and that tie us together as global citizens. In my classroom, as well as in my Ph.D. research, I aim and hope to foster an appreciation not only of the beautiful German language and its cultural expressions, but also of how language learning intersects with learning about our larger place in the world.