Nadja Krämer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | German

Address: 218C Armstrong Hall (AH 218C)
Phone: (507) 389-5531


  • Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington
  • M.A. in German from State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Grundstudium in German Literature and American Studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/M, Germany

Nadja Krämer is a native of Germany and the director of the German program. Before arriving at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2006, she was a lecturer at Carleton College where she taught for seven years. Her areas of research interest center on cultural history, especially colonial studies, minority and popular culture, and on issues of race and identity in Germany with a focus on memorialization and representation of historic trauma. She is also interested and has published on film studies, urban studies and the practice of place.

She teaches all levels of German language and an introductory course to German speaking countries (in English) as well as a wide range of upper level courses in German literature and German Studies, especially of the 19th through 21st century.   Recent courses she has taught focused on German Romanticism, Berlin as Metropolis, Weimar Modernity, The Rhine River, The GDR, and Topics in German Cinema (in English and cross-listed with Film Studies).

She has also co-taught a course on “reading the city” in combination with short-term study in Germany and Austria and is a strong proponent of global education.

Krämer, Nadja. “Models of Masculinity in Postwar Germany:The Sissi Movies and the West German Wiederbewaffnungsdebatte.A Companion to German Cinema. 1-55. Eds. Terri Ginsberg and Andrea Mensch. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing (2012): 341-378.

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