Fac/Staff profile

Jackie Vansant
Professor of German


Ph. D. Institution:

University of Texas at Austin (1986)

3091 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128

Research Areas:

Selected Publications

“Austrian and Dust Bowl Refugees Unite in Three Faces West,” Austrian-American Journal, forthcoming.

“Cohesive Epistolary Networks in Exile.” In: Networks of Refugees from Nazi Germany: Continuities, Reorientations, and Collaborations in Exile, ed. Helga Schreckenberger (Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi, 2016): 247-261.

Teaching Interests

German language, literature, film, and culture

Research Interests

Austrian literature 20th and 21th centuries, Image of Austria in Hollywood films, memoir literature


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Awards and Recognition

Distinguished Research Award, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 23 March 2017

Fulbright Teaching/Research Grant for Vienna 2016

Vienna Wiesenthal Senior Fellowship (2017-2018)


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