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Juliane Schicker

Assistant Professor of German, German and Russian

Education & Professional History

Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Germany), First State Exam; Texas Tech University, MA; Pennsylvania State University, PhD

Dr. Juliane Schicker grew up in East Germany (when it was still the German Democratic Republic) and earned a teaching certification for Secondary Education for German and English from the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Germany) in 2008. After that, she spent 18 months teaching German to students at Texas Tech University, while also getting a Master in German and a Minor in Linguistics. Dr. Schicker enjoyed English-speaking academia and teaching college-age students and decided to get her PhD at the Pennsylvania State University in 2015 with the dissertation “The Concert Hall as Heterotopia: Sounds and Sights of Resistance in the Leipzig Gewandhaus 1970-1989.” She also received the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award at Penn State. From then on, she kept spending her time with questions of artistic expressions of social change, musical engagement with socio-political issues, and the reception history of art in the GDR. Dr. Schicker’s interdisciplinary research focuses on East German music, architecture, and the fine arts during the 1970s and 1980s. She has published on works of the band Rammstein, contemporary HipHop artists, Gustav Mahler, and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Her next project will move from classical to popular music and trace the work of female rock musicians in the GDR. Outside of academia, Dr. Schicker enjoys the making of, and listening to, music in all its forms and variations. She also loves being outside with her dog and her daughter, especially when the sun is shining and temperatures are above freezing.


At Carleton since 2015.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2020
    GERM 101: Elementary German
  • Winter 2021
    GERM 150: German Music and Culture from Mozart to Rammstein
  • Spring 2021
    GERM 320: Life under Socialism: Culture and Society in East Germany