Annika Orich

Assistant Professor of German

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Location: Swann 231
Office Hours: Wednesday 3.30 - 4.30 pm or by appointment
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Annika Orich received her PhD in German with a Designated Emphasis in Film from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2017. Her research and teaching interests encompass 20th- and 21st-century German literature, film, and culture, and center on intersections between science and art, debates on multiculturalism and migration, discourses on memory and identity, and questions about humor. She obtained degrees from the University of Calgary as well as the European University Viadrina, and also taught German languages classes at the Freie Universität Berlin International Summer University. Annika is a member of the Communications Committee and Board of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German and worked as an editorial assistant for Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies. Her current book project on reproductive imaginations in German culture studies how reproductive processes in biology and the arts evoke similar cultural anxieties.

  • PhD in German & Designated Emphasis in Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2017
  • MA in German & English, University of Calgary, 2008
  • Diplom in Kulturwissenschaften, Europa-Universität Viadrina, 2006
Awards and
  • Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2012-2013
  • Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, 2009-2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Calgary, 2008
Areas of
  • 20th & 21st Century German Literature & Culture
  • Cultural Studies & Theory
  • Debates On Multiculturalism & Migration
  • Discourses On Memory & Identity
  • Film & New Media
  • Intersections Between Science & Art
  • Questions About Humor


Research Fields:
  • German
  • Cinema Studies
  • Globalization and Localization
  • History and Memory
  • Media
  • Migration


  • GMC-6001: Global Media & Cultures
  • GRMN-1001: Elementary German I
  • GRMN-2001: Intermediate German I
  • GRMN-2002: Intermediate German II
  • GRMN-3011: Germany Today
  • GRMN-3026: Stylistics
  • GRMN-3071: Intro-Business German I
  • GRMN-3695: Structure,Commun&Corr
  • GRMN-4061: Adv Business German I
  • GRMN-4310: Science and Technology In German Culture
  • GRMN-4693: Ind Transf Grmn Soc/Econ
  • GRMN-4695: German Internship
  • GRMN-6252: DOM Internship Germ
  • GRMN-6310: Science and Technology In German Culture
  • GRMN-6510: Language Practicum
  • ML-2500: Intro Cross-Cult Studies

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