Prof. Susanne Hoelscher

Susanne Hoelscher

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Susanne Hoelscher received her PhD in German Studies from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis in post-wall Berlin literature and film. She earned an MA 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.

Research Areas

  • Late 19th to 21st Century German literature and culture


  • PhD, German Studies, University of California, Davis
  • MA, German Studies, San Francisco State University