Steffen Kaupp

Steffen Kaupp is a sixth-year PhD student in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, and he is also pursuing the Duke Graduate Certificate Programs in Feminist Studies, and College Teaching. In his dissertation Steffen engages with contemporary satirical narratives within Turkish German fiction. In 2012 and 2013, Steffen was the Co-Convener for “Rivalrous Masculinities,” a project funded by the Humanities Writ Large initiative, for which Steffen and his Co-PIs, Christian Straubhaar and Ann Marie Rasmussen, developed a series of innovative undergraduate seminars on the topic of changing images of the male body over time. The students curated both a digital exhibition, as well as a physical exhibition at the Nasher Museum. Steffen’s broader research interests include gender and sexuality studies, transcultural German literature, kinship and memory studies, as well as foreign language pedagogy, instructional technology, and digital pedagogy.