Christine Kenison

Graduate Student

Christine earned her BA in German and French and a certificate in Polish and Central European studies at the University of Rochester in 2008. As an undergraduate, she participated in summer language programs in Berlin, Krakow, and Rennes and also spent a year abroad in Cologne, attending courses and teaching English. Following graduation, she spent the 2008-2009 academic year in Krakow as a Fulbright scholar researching 1950s Polish literature, attending courses, and teaching academic writing. Her research interests are in German-Polish relations from the mid!nineteenth to early 20th century, specifically in the manner in which German authors depict Poland and Poles and the way in which Polish authors view Germany and Germans. She is also interested in the history of immigration between the two countries, as well as in the history of German settlers in Central and Eastern Europe generally. More broadly, she plans to explore the fields of border studies, transnationality, and migration studies.