Mary Beth Stein

Photo: Dr. Mary Beth Stein smiling in front of a dark background
Associate Professor of German and International Affairs
Room 509 Phillips Hall
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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