Graduate Research


Graduate students’ theses that have been successfully submitted are available in UBC’s institutional repository, cIRcle.

M.A. Theses

Ph.D. Theses

Research Highlights

Ph.D. Student Awarded Affiliated Fellowship Funding

On July 23, Steve Commichau, a Ph.D. student in the Germanic Studies program, was awarded Affiliated Fellowship funding from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Ph.D. Student Receives Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Shoshana Schwebel, a Ph.D. student in the Germanic Studies program, was awarded a UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship earlier this month.

Ph.D. Candidate Dorothee Leesing to present research at UC Berkeley German Studies Conference

Leesing was invited to present her research “Wild Child versus Wohnmaschine - 1970s high-rise architecture in Children’s Literature” on February 21 at the 29th Annual German Studies Conference.

Graduate Student Conference on “Disruptive Materialities” kicks off on February 6

The program is full of exciting panels featuring 17 presenters, including Dr. Liam Cole Young, who will give the keynote on February 6. All are welcome!

CENES Ph.D. Student Featured in EuropeNow

After the Council for European Studies Conference in Madrid in June 2019, Ph.D. student Sabine Zimmermann was asked to take part in an interview about Jenny Erpenbeck's novel Go, Went, Gone. It is part of a special feature on forced migration, Narration on the Move. 

CENES Ph.D. Student publishes essay on translation

CENES Ph.D. student Ajibola Fabusuyi has published an essay: "Afrikanische Texte und verfälschte Übersetzungen: Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Übersetzung anglophoner westafrikanischer Literatur."

Anna Westpfahl Passes M.A. Thesis Defence

Congratulations to Anna Westpfahl! She passed her master’s thesis defence on July 24, 2019. Her thesis, “Of Matter and Meaning: Quantum Entanglement and Biological Fantasy in Psychoanalysis,” was supervised by Dr. Kyle Frackman.

Ph.D. Student Presents in Madrid

While attending the Council of European Studies Conference in Madrid, Germanic Studies PhD student Sabine Zimmermann presented on "Immobilities in a ‘Postmigrant Age’: Phenomenological Borders in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone and Elfriede Jelinek’s Changes."

Graduate Student Colloquium: Treasonous Women and Becoming Men

Mar. 12 - Graduate Student Colloquium: Treasonous Women [Laura Isakov] and Becoming Men [Steve Commichau]

Graduate Student Colloquium: Psychoanalysis and Kafka

Mar. 7, 2019 – Psychoanalysis and Kafka (Anna Westpfahl and Andrea Dahlmann-Resing)