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Proficiency in German or Russian allows students to engage with some of the greatest cultural traditions in the world while also gaining the skills necessary for entry into such fields as international business, economics, and law. 

The Department of German and Russian provides superior language instruction from a faculty that consistently ranks among the best in the University; offers a wide range of courses, including but not limited to literature; and fosters a community of learning, in which students benefit from small classes and ample extracurricular opportunities.

 

Meet our Visiting Faculty: Dr. Julia Faisst & Dr. Matthias Pabsch
 

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Julia Faisst, Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor

Julia Faisst is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany. Professor Faisst’s current research uses the lenses of race and class to interrogate spatial inequalities in contemporary American literature, photography, and film. Further specializations include the environmental humanities and comparative cultural memory. While at Notre Dame, Professor Faisst is teaching an interdisciplinary undergraduate class entitled "The Holocaust in German and American Cultural Memory."

 


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Matthias Pabsch, Visiting Professor and Artist in Residence

Matthias Pabsch is a distinguished Berlin-based artist and art historian. His artistic mediums are painting, sculpture and photography. Prof. Pabsch has published books on art, architecture and urban design. This semester, he is teaching an innovative class on architecture and design in contemporary Germany. Students will acquire the visual and analytical skills to read and understand the city of Berlin with all its cultural expressions. As part of the class, students travel to Berlin over spring break, and the class concludes with an exhibition of student projects at the end of the semester.