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Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch

The Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch is a community engaged in the interdisciplinary study of literature and culture.

Programs: Undergraduate and graduate programs are available in German, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Faculty: The GSD faculty research fields range from cultural studies and gender studies to intellectual history, transnational studies, folklore, film, and second-language acquisition.

Outreach: Part of a land-grant institution, GSD sustains connections with the wider community through College in the Schools and other outreach programs.

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Department News

  • Charlotte Melin named Chair of GSD Department

    Prof. Charlotte Melin will be GSD's new Chair, beginning June 15, 2015. Read more
  • Meyer Weinshel awarded FLAS Fellowship

    Meyer Weinshel has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to study Yiddish at the Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO) in New York City in Summer 2015. Read more
  • GSD Scholarships Available: Apply by April 15

    The Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch is offering the following scholarships for Academic Year 2015-16. Applications accepted through Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
    • GSD Scholarship in German Studies
    • Mary Ann Wilson Hansen Scholarship in Scandinavian Studies
    • Finnish Connection Scholarship
    • Frank D. Hirschbach Scholarship for Study Abroad in a German-speaking Country
    • Junior Year in Munich (JYM) Scholarship
    • Max Kade Travel Grants for Study in Germany
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  • Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez (Ph.D., 2011) accepts Assistant Professor position

    Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez (Ph.D., 2011) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of German at Portland State University. Read more

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