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Susanne Rinner

Chair, AATG Fundraising Committee

Program Director


AATG Life Member

Member Since: 2013

Professional Bio

Dr. Susanne Rinner is a teacher-scholar and the author of The German Student Movement and the Literary Imagination: Transnational Memories of Protest and Dissent (2013). In 2012, she edited a special issue of International Poetry Review with a focus on poetry written in German by multilingual authors. Her current book project, tentatively titled Heroic Rebels: Representations of Radical Identities in Contemporary German Fiction, examines the image of the rebel in fiction, film, and media. From 2007-2019, Susanne worked at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as an Associate Professor of German Studies. After moving to Seattle with her family, she taught at he University of Washington in Seattle and Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, and served as the principal for the German Language School of Seattle. Currently, she is the Program Director for SPARK for German, a joint project of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and Goethe-Institut Sommerakademie. In 2018 and 2019, Susanne served as AATG President. She volunteers as a translator for the project Migrants of the Mediterranean.


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