Elizabeth Mittman


B262 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and CulturesFilm Studies

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 Professor Awarded for Outstanding Service to Education Abroad
Published April 7, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
Elizabeth Mittman, Associate Professor of German in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at Michigan State University, is the 2023 recipient of…Read now »
German Study Abroad Program Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Changing Experiences
Published January 23, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
Each summer, for the past 50 years, Michigan State University students have made a small city in Europe’s Rhine Valley their home. They travel to Mayen, Germany, for five weeks to study the German…Read now »
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 »