Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Mary Beth Stein

Mary Beth Stein

Associate Professor of German and International Affairs
Phillips 509
Address: 801 22nd Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-6896
Fax: 202-994-0171

Areas of Expertise

German studies (literature and culture, folklore)


Professor Stein received her Ph.D. in folklore, with minors in German studies and anthropology, from Indiana University in 1993. She taught at Haverford College and Carleton College before coming to GW in 1997. She has been the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Mellon Foundation, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and in 2000-2001 Professor Stein was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Institute for European Ethnology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She has published numerous articles on German studies topics and is currently working on a book on East German life histories. At GW Professor Stein teaches courses on 19th and 20th century German literature and culture, as well as a new course: Berlin Before and after the Wall.


Ph.D., Indiana University

Classes Taught

Ger 91 Introduction to German Literature - in English
Ger 92 Introduction to German Literature - in English
Ger 161 German Culture - in English
Ger 162 German Culture - in English
Ger 165 Modern German Literature I - in English
Ger 173 From Naturalism to Expressionism - in German
Ger 175 Literature of Two Germanies - in German
Ger 195 Berlin Before and After the Wall