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Oliver Knabe

Lecturer of German
Pre-Major Academic Adviser, College of Arts and Sciences

Oliver Knabe studied German and English Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin where he received both his Bachelor’s (2008) as well as his Master’s degree (2011). In 2009, he was the recipient of a DAAD’s “A new passage to India” stipend which allowed him to conduct research in the context of a collaborative translation project at Delhi University. In 2010, he continued his graduate studies at Vanderbilt University where he penned and defended a dissertation on West-German intellectuals and their impact on contemporary politics during the 1960s. Additionally, Oliver has presented on cultural figures such as Bettina von Arnim, Günter Grass, and Volker Schlöndorff. At Vanderbilt, he has taught a variety of classes ranging from German Language to German, Russian, and European culture classes. He is the 2017-18 Scholar in Residence at Vanderbilt’s Center for Second Language Studies where he is leading the “Language-Panda Repository Project” for digital foreign language teaching resources.   

In addition to being a lecturer in the German Department, Oliver is also a Pre-Major Academic Adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences (CASPAR).