Kristina Schauhoff

Degree Program: MA

Bio

Born and raised in Bonn, Germany, Kristina Schauhoff graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 2021, majoring in English, German, and Educational Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. She decided to continue her studies at the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing the MA German Literature program as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Furthermore, she is a scholar of the Federation of German-American Clubs (VDAC) and is living at the German House, functioning as the German House Director 2021/22. With her background in teaching, she is especially interested in second language acquisition. Her areas of interest also include gender studies, sociolinguistics, cultural studies, humor studies, and the use of time, mainly flashbacks and foreshadowing, in literature. In her free time, she enjoys playing the flute and piano, traveling, baking, and is a leader of a German student organization (Aufklärung Organspende) that neutrally provides information about the organ donation system in Germany. She received the Outstanding Graduate Student of German Award 2022 and is serving as IT Chair for the 2023 UA Language Conference.