Anna-Lisa Baumeister PhD
Joined Seton Hill
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I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature and graduate certificates in Women's and Gender Studies and Translation Studies from the University of Oregon. Before joining the Seton Hill faculty in 2019, I taught courses in world literature and cinema, gender and diversity studies, and modern foreign languages at both the University of Oregon and at Johns Hopkins University. I was born and raised in Germany, and completed an M.A. in foreign language teaching and intercultural education before relocating to the US. My research focuses on the intersection between ecocritical themes and identity studies within modern German, Anglophone, and Francophone literature and thought. I also have interests in the digital humanities and am conducting research in foreign language and literature pedagogy.


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), 2020
  • M.A., German Studies, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), 2012
  • M.A., Foreign Language Pedagogy and Intercultural Studies, University of Education Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany), 2010


  • “‘Sie scheint auch mehr zu donnern und zu blitzen, als zu reden.’ Zur Meteorologisierung der Sprache im Drama der 1770er Jahre.” The Studied Environment, special issue of The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, 94:3 (2019), 209–227. [More Information]
  • “Herder’s Kritische Wälder: A Vegetal Topography of Critique.” Das literarische Leben der Pflanzen: Poetiken des Botanischen, special issue of Literatur für Leser 17:2 (2019), 43– 53.
  • “French Women Become, German Women are Made? Simone de Beauvoir, Alice Schwarzer, Translation and Quotation.” In “On ne naît pas femme: on le devient”: The Life of a Sentence,” 297–314. Edited by Bonnie Mann and Martina Ferrari. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • “Woman, Abject, Animal: Refigurings of Melusine in Frischmuth, Jelinek, and EXPORT.” In Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth. Edited by Misty Urban and Deva Kemmis. Brill, 2017.
  • Abjektion und Metamorphose: Verekelungsbilder des Weiblichen in zeitgenössischer österreichischer Literatur (M.A.-Thesis), University of Oregon, 2012.
  • Interkulturelle kommunikative Kompetenz in den Lehrwerken der Sekundarstufe (M.A.-Thesis), University of Education Freiburg, 2010.


  • Graduate Specialization in Translation Studies, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), 2020
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), 2020