Faculty and Staff
Sandra L. Singer
Professor of German
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Perlman Hall 206
Department: Modern Languages  
Office Hours: Mon: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tue: 3:20 - 5:00 p.m.
Wed: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Ph.D.: German
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992

M.A.: German
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986

B.A.: German
Michigan State University, 1983

Teaching Interests

I am a member of both the Division of Modern Languages and the Division of Human Studies.  I teach a wide range of courses in the following areas:  elementary German and Latin, Women's and Gender Studies, Ancient Mediterranean History, German History, and Women's History.

Selected Publications


Adventures Abroad: North American Women at German-speaking Universities, 1868-1915 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003).

Free Soul, Free Woman? A Study of Selected Fictional Works by Hedwig Dohm, Isolde Kurz and Helene Böhlau (New York: Peter Lang, 1995).

Articles, Reviews, and Textbooks:

Sag Mal, a beginning German textbook (Vista Higher Learning, 2013):  pronunciation sections for twelve chapters

Denk Mal, an intermediate German textbook (Vista Higher Learning, 2011):  on-line teaching suggestions for six chapters

Rev. of Rowold, Katharina.  The Educated Woman: Minds, Bodies, and Women's Higher Education in Britain, Germany, and Spain, 1865 - 1914 (NY: Routledge, 2010).  Review for the German Studies Review 35.1 (2012): 169-171.

Rev. of Lühe, Irmela von der, and Claus-Dieter Krohn, Eds. Fremdes Heimatland. Remigration und literarisches Leben nach 1945. German Studies Review (May 2007): 443.

“Isolde Kurz: Die Humanisten (1890).” Lexikon deutschsprachiger Epik und Dramatik von Autorinnen, 1730-1900. Eds. Gudrun Loster-Schneider and Gaby Pailer. (Tübingen: Francke, 2006): 248-249.

“Isolde Kurz: Werthers Grab (1900).” Lexikon deutschsprachiger Epik und Dramatik von Autorinnen, 1730-1900. Eds. Gudrun Loster-Schneider and Gaby Pailer. (Tübingen: Francke, 2006): 249-251.

“Die ersten Nordamerikanerinnen an der Universität Zürich, 1868-1915.” Zürcher Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 2006. Ed. Otto Sigg. (Zürich: Buchdruckerei an der Sihl AG, 2005): 465-480.

“Göttingen: the University Town and its Influence on the United States.” Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Ed. Tomas Adam. Vol. 2. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 2005): 459-460.

“Mutter des Vaterlands, Tochter der Lilith: Isolde Kurz (1853-1944)." Deutschsprachige Schriftstellerinnen des Fin de siecle. Ed. Karin Tebbin. (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1999): 216-233.

Conference Papers:
“Those Great German-Speaking Universities and How to Get There: Funding for American Women to Study Abroad, 1888-1915.” American Historical Association. Jan. 3 – 6, 2008. Washington, D.C.

"American Women at German Universities: What a Difference a Year or Two Can Make." German Studies Association. Sept. 28- Oct. 1, 2006. Pittsburgh, PA.

“On transcending Sex and Sexuality: Women’s Emancipation in Rosa Mayreder’s 'Zur Kritik der Weiblichkeit' and Hedwig Dohn’s 'Die Antifeministen.'” Modern Language Association. Dec. 27-30, 1993. Toronto, Ontario.

“The Lure of Buddha and Blavasky: eastern Mysticism in Hedwig Dohm’s 'Schicksale einer Seele' and Helene Bohlau’s 'Halbtier'!” German Studies Association. Oct. 7-10, 1993. Washington D.C.

Current Research

Works of German political scientist, Barbara Holland-Cunz

Women at the German-speaking Universities, 1868-1915

Works of German poet, Hilde Domin

German women writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Honors and Awards

Abigail Allen Award (for contributions to Women's and Gender Studies), Alfred University, 2010

Excellence in Teaching Award, Alfred University, 2010

Alfred University, NEH Research Grants, Summer 1998, 1999 and 2005

Summer Research Grant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 1995

Member of Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Phi Alpha (German), and Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Languages)

Faculty Service

Chair of the Division of Modern Languages

Organizer of the Women's and Gender Studies Roundtables

Professional Memberships

American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

German Studies Association (GSA)

Modern Languages Association (MLA)

Women in German (WIG)