Maria Stehle

Associate Professor

1114 McClung Tower
Phone: 865-974-7001

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Maria Stehle specializes in German and European cultural studies, gender and media studies, and cultural histories of Germany since 1945. She received an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her current research project, Technologies of Popfeminist Activism, in collaboration with Carrie Smith-Prei (University of Alberta). In this case study of German “popfeminist” protest and performance art culture, Stehle and Smith-Prei examine the reconfiguration of German feminist activism in the twenty-first century through digital technologies. She also co-authored Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism with Carrie Smith-Prei.

Topics of expertise: contemporary German media, German and European cinema, gender studies, feminism, pop culture and gender, race and migration in Europe

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