Vanessa Hester is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Department of Germanics where she also works as a teaching assistant for beginning and intermediate German language classes as well as literature classes in the Environmental Humanities.
Before joining UW in 2015, Vanessa earned a Master's Degree in English literature at the University of Idaho. It was then when she discovered her interest in ecocriticism and environmental literature.However, while ecocriticism have gained significicance among English departments, its role in Germanics seems still quiet marginal. For this reason, Vanessa decided to switch disciplines and pursue a PhD in Germanics rather than English.
Vanessa is a member of the interdisciplinary research group on the Anthropocene formed by department member Jason Groves and Jesse Oak Taylor.
- Diversity in the Anthropocene :: Project Five :: Designing an Exhibit about the Anthropocene
- Diversity in the Anthropocene :: Project 4 - Future :: Field Guides for Living with Climate Change
- Advocacy Spot: Inform about Environmental Problem and Give Ideas on its Solution
- Diversity in the Anthropocene :: Project Two
- Diversity in the Anthropocene :: Project One
- German 298: Literature, Culture, and the Environment: Diversity in the Anthropocene Download PDF (945.58 KB)
- Hanauer Seminar 2018-2019 - Project Descriptions - February 20, 2019
- German Campus Weeks 2018 - December 11, 2018
- Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2018 -Being a Hedgehog: Isolation, Creativity, and Destruction - June 11, 2018
- Being a Hedgehog: Isolation, Creativity, and Destruction - May 8, 2018
- Academic (Gender) Equity: A Performative Roundtable - March 8, 2018
- News from our Graduate Students: PhD Candidate Vanessa Schmolke - March 6, 2018
- Interview with Professor Moritz Baßler - June 15, 2017
- Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2019 - March 20, 2019
- German 298: Literature, Culture, and the Environment: Diversity in the Anthropocene - March 14, 2017