Lauren Hansen

Visiting Assistant Professor of German Language and Literature - German Language and Literature - Humanities - Interdisciplinary Programs - International and Area Studies - Literature

Lauren Hansen
  • Phone: (941) 487-4262
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  • Office Location: ACE 205
  • Mail Location: ACE 116

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Hansen’s research interests include, but are not limited to, family memory and postmemory in post-1989 novels; East German literature; post-1989 representations of East Germany; minority literature; migration literature; and pedagogical practices that foster diversity and decolonization in German Studies curricula.

Elementary German I & II
German Conversation & Composition
Transnational Perspectives in Holocaust Memory
Representations of the “Third World” in German Literature
Protest Cultures in East & West Germany


(under review): “Jewish Revolutionaries in the Caribbean: Anna Seghers’s “Die Hochzeit von Haiti” (The Wedding in Haiti, 1949) and Jewish Belonging in the GDR Antifascist Narrative”

“Multidirectional Memory as Decolonial Pedagogical Practice in German Studies.” Diversity and Decolonization in German Studies. Ed. Regine Criser and Ervin Malakaj. Palgrave MacMillan, 2020. 251-267:

“Migration as Textual Strategy in Barbara Honigmann’s Eine Liebe aus Nichts (1991).” Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World 12.1 (2019):

“Negotiating Proximity and Distance to Holocaust Memory through Narrativity and Photography in Monika Maron’s Pawels Briefe (Pavel’s Letters) (1999).” Humanities 6.4 (2017). Special Issue: The Holocaust in Literature and Film. Ed. Prof. Dr. Andrea Reiter: