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Katrin Sieg

Title

Professor

Department

Faculty - SFS
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-8902

Fax

202-687-7568

Location

509 ICC

Bio

Professor Sieg joined the Center in the fall of 2002 as Associate Professor of German. Prior to her appointment at Georgetown, Professor Sieg was a faculty member of the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. She holds a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has received several awards and grants, among them a Humboldt Fellowship, which she used to pursue research in Berlin during the 2001-2002 academic year, and a Senior Faculty Research Award (Fall 2008), which allowed her to complete her most recent book.

Professor Sieg is the author of three books on twentieth-century German theater and performance, which focus on the politics of nationality, race/ethnicity, and gender/sexuality. Her recent research looks at the documentary work performed at an immigrant theater in Berlin. Since 2009, she has been a member of an international, interdisciplinary research group examining the Eurovision Song Contest as a site where the "New Europe" is imagined and performed, and becomes available for identification and refashioning.

She has organized a number of symposia, film series, and conferences on topics relating to contemporary German and European culture, including "Queer European Cinema"; "Shadows and Sojourners: Images of Jews and Antifascism in East German Cinema," "European Cosmopolitanism?" and "Reframing East German Culture." In Fall 2010, she co-curated the film series Afro-German Cinema at the Goethe Institut in Washington, DC.

As a member of the core faculty Professor Sieg teaches the MAGES core course on Theorizing Culture. Since 2005, she has also served as Field Chair of the Culture and Politics program.

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Education

  • PhD (1991) University of Washington, Drama

Languages

  • French (read)
  • German (speak, read, write)