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Karin Baumgartner Receives Award for Best Article in Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German

Tuesday, December 31, 2013   (1 Comments)
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Karin Baumgartner of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, received the Best Article Award in Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German at the AATG’s recent meeting in Orlando. The award recognizes the author of the best article on advances in scholarship in German language teaching and learning.  

Karin Baumgartner received her Ph.D. at Washington University, and is Associate Professor of German at the University of Utah. Her research interests include modern Swiss literature, Swiss Studies, 18th-and 19th-century travel literature, and content-based instruction. She is the author of Public Voices: Political Discourse in the Writings of Caroline de la Motte Fouqué (2009). With Margrit Zinggeler, she co-edited From Multiculturalism to Cultural Hybridity: New Approaches to Teaching Modern Switzerland (2010).

Her article, "'Ich kam unter die Schweizer': Teaching Switzerland as a Multi-Ethnic Society," describes a module intended to counteract the popular image of Switzerland. Instead, the module treats Switzerland through topics such as the definition of identity in a multi-ethnic society, the politics of immigration for a largely service-based economy, and the strains migration puts on a modern society shaped by political will. Her article offers readers rich material for rethinking how they teach the complex cultures of Switzerland.


Suzanne C. Joy (Chauvin) says...
Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Congratulations, Karin, and thank you for being our instructor for Deutsche Woche in Bar Harbor 2013. Sue Joy, Coordinator of Deutsche Woche, AATG Maine

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