Political economy, critical theory, immigration, theories of nationalism & citizenship.
Andrea joined the German department in 2012 and since then taught 100-, 200-, and 300-level courses in German. She is also a researcher at the Institute for Immigration Research and a doctoral candidate in the department of Cultural Studies at George Mason University. Her dissertation addresses the 'German' idea of heimat (homeland), and it situates that idea within the historical context of German reunification and the EU's eastern expansion to elucidate social relations-particularly economic relations-that pertained during, and as a consequence of, the neoliberal restructuring of the German welfare state.
"Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin: The Spectacular [A]ffect of Vergangenheitsbewältigung." International Journal of Zizek Studies 6, no. 2 (2012).
GERM 365: Reading Narrative Prose
GERM 250: Gateway to Advanced German
GERM 210: Intermediate German
GERM 110: Elementary German
PROV 504: Accelerated Introduction to Graduate Studies
PROV 502: Introduction to Graduate Studies I
BIS 491: Senior Project Presentation
BIS 390: The Research Process
CULT 320: Globalization and Culture
PROV 105: American Cultures
GLOA 101: Introduction to Global Affairs
Ph.D. Cultural Studies (in progress)
M.A. Sociology, George Mason University, 2012
B.A. Liberal Studies, Marymount University, 2007
"The German idea heimat and the 'policing of crisis' in Germany/Europe." Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of Villanova, PA, June 2016.