Welcome to the Department of Germanics

Welcome to the Department of Germanics

Our department concentrates on the artistic and intellectual traditions of German-speaking countries, and offers training in critical reading, analytical writing, and the implications of language, literature, and other media as cultural phenomena. As one of the highest ranked programs in the country, we remain at the forefront of innovating language teaching. We offer undergraduate and advanced degrees for students at the University of Washington, as well as outreach events for the surrounding community.

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Recent News

Anke Biendarra

UW graduate Anke Biendarra (Ph.D. 2003) is an Associate Professor of German at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches in the... Read more
Olivia Albiero

I am writing from San Francisco, where I recently joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at San Francisco State University, with a... Read more
Kelly Miller

Much has happened for me since graduating from the UW Germanics program and from the Jackson School of International Studies in 2011. I have been... Read more
Seth Berk

Since finishing my Ph.D. at the Department of Germanics this past spring quarter, I am now back in Germany participating in the Teach@Tübingen... Read more
Sam Hylton playing his arrangement of a Simon & Garfunkel tune at Munich's Steinway Haus this summer

Dear Germanics Department, After receiving the generous Lufthansa Award from the Germanics Dept upon graduation, I moved to Munich, where I am... Read more