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B.A. in International Studies and German, University of Mississippi, 2021
Originally from Oxford, Mississippi, Susanna (she/her) is currently an M.A. student in Germanic Studies. She earned her B.A. in German and International Studies from the University of Mississippi in 2021, and completed her undergraduate thesis on queer activism in East Germany under the supervision of Dr. Corina L. Petrescu. Her M.A. thesis, supervised by Dr. Kyle Frackman critically examines anti-gay rhetoric in East German print media of the 1950s.
Susanna’s current research interests include East German Studies, Queer Studies, and Media Studies.
Affiliated Fellowship Funding, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of British Columbia (2021-2022)
Best Thesis on a European Topic Award, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi (2021)
Taylor Medal, University of Mississippi (2021)
Hans-Juergen Gaycken German Studies Excellence Award, Department of Modern Languages, University of Mississippi (2019)