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Gudrun Hommel - Associate Professor of German; Coordinator of European Studies (on sabbatical 2014-15)

Walker 319

Education: B.A., M.A. Portland State University; Ph.D. University of Oregon

Academic Interests:
Technology in the foreign language classroom; socially critical crime novels; foreign language pedagogy; popular German culture; German politics; teaching with German film; film studies, in particular East German film (DEFA) and postwar film, East and West; German Studies; teaching freshmen writing


Dr. Hommel has published young adult novels related to second-language acquisition using German language; "Soundscapes"; and other publications related to foreign language pedagogy, in particular teaching language and culture through authentic texts.