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Kiley Kost

Lecturer in German, German and Russian

Education & Professional History

University of Minnesota, BA, MA, PhD

I received my PhD in Germanic Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2019. My research interests include environmental humanities, ecocriticism, critical theory and German-language literature. In particular, I explore geologic time scales in fiction and how stories of the deep past are told. I have studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and at the Universität Graz. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I spent two years teaching English in Austria as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant. In 2018-2019 I held a Fulbright research grant at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at the LMU in Munich.

Do you want to study in Berlin? Check out our OCS program in Berlin in Fall 2022 and contact me with questions.


At Carleton since 2019.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Faculty Director German OCS Program
German Student Worker Coordinator
German Language Associate Coordinator

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    GERM 247: Mirror, Mirror: Reflecting on Fairy Tales and Folklore
  • Winter 2022
    GERM 102: Elementary German
  • Spring 2022
    GERM 321: On the Edge: Monsters, Robots, and Cyborgs
  • Fall 2022
    GERM 205: Berlin Program: Intermediate Composition and Conversation
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    GERM 258: Berlin Program: Berlin Memory Politics
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    GERM 259: Berlin Program: German in Motion: Migration, Place and Displacement
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    GERM 305: Berlin Program: Advanced Composition and Conversation
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    GERM 359: Berlin Program: German in Motion: Migration, Place, and Displacement
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    OCP 524: CARLETON GERMAN IN BERLIN
  • Winter 2023
    GERM 102: Elementary German
  • Spring 2023
    GERM 274: Weimar Germany: Art, Culture, and the Failure of Democracy