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Bio

Vanessa Helen Agnew

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

PhD, European Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1998
Thesis: Red Feathers, White Paper, Blueprint: Exchange and Informal Empire in Georg Forster’s ‘Voyage round the World’ (1772–1775), supervisor: Professor Helmut Peitsch

MA, German, New York University, 1991
BMus, Cello and German, University of Queensland 1987

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PRESENT APPOINTMENT

Associate Professor, Department of German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Studies and Affiliated
Faculty, Museum Studies Program, University of Michigan, 2008–

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, 2001–08
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, 1998–1999

Research Assistant, School of European Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1996–1997 Co-ordinator of German Program and Foreign Language Proficiency Testing Service, and

Language Instructor, Foreign Language Department, New York University, 1992–1995 Graduate Assistant and Adjunct Instructor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures,
New York University, 1990–1995

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Rutgers University, Newark,
1993–1994

Instructor, Deutsches Haus at New York University, 1990–1993 Instructor, German Department, Barnard College, 1992