Donnerstag 17.05. 17.30 - 19.30 Uhr

Cultures of the U.S. South

Teacher Training

Location: DAZ, Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
Entry fee: 10 euros, DAZ members 7 euros
Language: English
Registration: by May 13 via anmeldung@daz.org

The U.S. South is simultaneously a region of profound poverty and tremendous cultural diversity. Understanding the various mentalities, worldviews, and histories that inform its wealth of communities and subcultures is crucial to attaining a nuanced and complete picture of the United States and its political trajectory. In this training, we will take a closer look at cultural output from this region and explore how its integration into the classroom can equip students with a more accurate image of the United States.

With: Christianna Stavroudis, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
In cooperation with: U.S. Embassy Berlin


Christianna Stavroudis

Christianna Stavroudis is an American instructor at the Institute for Translation and Multilingual Communication at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. From 2015-2017, she taught in the Department of English, American and Celtic Studies at the University of Bonn, where she was awarded the 2017 University of Bonn Teaching Prize. She holds a B.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (USA) and an M.Sc. in Clinical Linguistics from the University of Potsdam. She has taught a variety of interdisciplinary language courses and seminars, including a course for first-semester students entitled „Reading American Politics: An Intercultural Perspective“ and a US cultural studies seminar entitled „History of the US in 14 Objects.“ She is currently working on a textbook with PONS and completing her dissertation within the field of second language acquisition.