Comparative Literature and Culture — European Studies — Jewish Studies & Social Justice — Modern and Classical Languages — Urban Studies
Susanne  Hoelscher

Susanne Hoelscher

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, is the MCL German Studies Coordinator. She received her Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis on issues of national and gender identities in post-wall Berlin literature and film. She has been teaching courses in German language and literature at USF since 2004, and has been pursuing research in both fields. She earned an M.A. in German Studies from San Francisco State University, and completed the Erste Staatsexamen at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany, majoring in Education with a focus on German Studies and History.

Susanne Hoelscher's research is focused on late 19th to 21st century German literature and culture and includes psychoanalytic thought, critical theory, and film studies. She is particularly interested in issues of national and gender identities and has presented and published in this area. At the University of San Francisco, she has been teaching in the German and Comparative Literature programs since 2004 and has enjoyed her encounters with many wonderful students!