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Overview

  • Alex Holznienkemper is half German and half American, with all of his American side of the family stemming from NH. He grew up in Chicago and Virginia before moving to Germany at the age of ten and initially not enjoying German language, literature and philosophy at all! After completing his German Abitur, during his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona (B.A. 2006 and M.A. 2008), he discovered a new passion for said literature and philosophy and he hasn’t looked back since (Ph.D. from Ohio State in 2014). In a broad sense, his research focuses on the intersection of literature and philosophy, examining more closely terrorist figures in secular times, as well as contemporary literature written by Germans with strong family roots outside of Germany (Turkey, the Balkans, Iraq, Japan). One overarching interest is in examining how agreement on substantive social norms is achieved (or not) in a multicultural, secular public sphere. Available online articles include: Interview with Christoph Möllers - English; Interview with Christoph Möllers - German; Nature Magazine - Letter to Editor - Blind Spot in March for Science; and  Berkley Center (Georgetown) - March for Science Blind Spot.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Language and Critical TheoryThe German Quarterly.  91:92-94. 2018
    2017 The Sovereignty EffectGerman Studies Review.  40:477-479. 2017
    2017 Humanities: Blind spot in the March for Science.Nature Nature: New biology.  543:623. 2017

    Teaching Activities

  • Elementary German II Taught course 2019
  • Elementary German II Taught course 2019
  • Intro German Cult & Civiliztn Taught course 2019
  • Adv Communication Skills I Taught course 2018
  • Elementary German I Taught course 2018
  • Elementary German I Taught course 2018
  • Elementary German II Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate German II Taught course 2018
  • Adv Communication Skills I Taught course 2017
  • Elementary German I Taught course 2017
  • Elementary German I Taught course 2017
  • Education And Training

  • B.A., University of Arizona
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. Germanic Languages, Ohio State University
  • Full Name

  • Alex Holznienkemper