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18th July 2013

Sarah Colvin (1986, Modern Languages) named Schröder Chair of German at University of Cambridge

Congratulations to Sarah Colvin (1986, Modern Languages) who will be taking up the Schröder Professorship in German at the University of Cambridge in January 2014.

Since studying German at Oxford in the 1980s, and subsequently completing a PhD at Hamburg, Professor Colvin has held a variety of research and teaching positions at St John’s College, Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, Potsdam University, and the University of Warwick. She has also been Director of the DAAD Institute for German Studies (IGS) at Birmingham.

Professor Colvin’s research interests include narrative, prisons and gender, and she has previously worked with Exeter’s own current Fellow in German, Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly on a research project called “Women and Death in German Literature, Art, and Media”. She is currently working on a book entitled From the Inside: The Story of Germany, Told by its Prisoners.

You can read more about the appointment on the University of Cambridge website.

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