Assistant Professor of German
- School of Modern Languages
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
- 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
- GMC-6001: Global Media & Cultures
- GRMN-2001: Intermediate German I
- GRMN-2002: Intermediate German II
- GRMN-3011: Germany Today
- GRMN-3026: Stylistics
- GRMN-3695: Structure,Commun&Corr
- GRMN-4693: Ind Transf Grmn Soc/Econ
- ‘Wir wollen nicht ins Comedy-KZ’: Serdar Somuncu, Oliver Polak, Ethno-Komik und deutsche Zugehörigkeits- und Erinnerungskultur.
In: Komik der Integration. Ed. by Özkan Ezli, Deniz Göktürk, and Uwe Wirth
- Framing the Past: Visual Musealizations of the Nazi Past in Harlan – Im Schatten von Jud Süß and Jud Süß – Film ohne Gewissen. Co-authored with Florentine Strzelczyk.
In: Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization. Ed. by Peter M. McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller
- ‘Steppende Nazis mit Bildungsauftrag:’ Marketing Hitler Humor in Post-Unification Germany. Co-authored with Florentine Strzelczyk
In: Strategies of Humor in Post-Unification German Literature, Film, and Other Media. Ed. by Jill Twark