Elizabeth Mittman


B-262 Wells Hall

FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and Cultures

Associate Professor


Ph.D., German, University of Minnesota

Liz Mittman’s teaching and research interests include East German and postsocialist studies, film and visual culture, autobiography and life writing, memory cultures, and gender studies. She has published articles and review essays in SignsSeminarMonatshefteGerman Politics and Society, the Women in German Yearbook, and Foreign Language Annals. She is currently completing a book project on gender, voice, and the search for “authenticity” in representations of the German Democratic Republic. An emerging new project explores the relationship between music and cultural memory in post-Holocaust German and American contexts. She has served on the editorial board of the German Quarterly and was lead organizer of the Women in German annual national conference, 2009-2011. Liz is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the German program.

University News

German Alumna Works with Big Cats in Africa
Published April 10, 2018 in College of Arts & Letters
a girl with long brown hair holding a lion paw next to her face
MSU alumna Kelsey Prediger works with cheetahs in Namibia, Africa, as the Conservation and Tour Manager of the Solitaire Activity Centre for the Solitaire Land Trust. Prediger graduated from…Read now »