MA student Susanna Cassisa was featured in the “Meet our Students” spotlight series on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. Susanna joined the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies’ Germanic Studies program in 2021, and is currently working on a master’s thesis on moral panics around queer sexualities in East Germany (supervised by Dr. Kyle Frackman).
In the profile, Susanna says, “As an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, I wrote my honors thesis on queer activism in East Germany. Throughout this process, I realized that I not only found research deeply rewarding, but also that I was very committed to the topic. Pursuing a Master’s degree in German Studies would afford me the opportunity to continue this research.”