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I am a PhD student in the Germanic Studies department. My research focuses on the intersection and interaction of culture and politics in the Federal Republic Germany in the post-war years, with a particular eye on the protest movements of the 1960's and 1970's. I am also interested in German thought from the Enlightenment to the Frankfurt School, theories of the public sphere, and representations of the female terrorist. My dissertation has the working title: "Diction and Contradiction: Günter Grass as Writer and Public Intellectual in the late 1960's." I obtained a B.A. in German and Russian Studies and an M.A. in German Studies from the University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK. Prior to joining Germanic Studies at UIC, I worked in corporate communications, marketing, computer programming, and data and systems analysis in Germany and the USA.