Faculty & Staff Directory
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina
Dr. Kristina Štefanić Brown is originally from Zagreb, Croatia, where she earned a degree in German and Italian languages and literatures (2001) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She received her M.A. in German Studies (2006) and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2010) from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Her research interests include contemporary German and Italian literatures and cinemas, German-Jewish authors, and Holocaust and trauma literature. She is also intrigued by intersections between genre and the formation of national identity. She has taught a wide array of language courses in both German and Italian. In addition to language and literature courses, she developed and taught courses on contemporary German cinema that explore and analyze how Germans portray themselves cinematically, and how minorities shape cinematic discourse on German identity. Dr. Brown currently serves as the advisor for the National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha.