Claire Scott

Graduate Student

Claire Scott received her B.A. in German Studies with minors in English and History from Dartmouth College in 2011. Before starting her graduate studies in the Carolina-Duke program, she received a Fulbright grant and spent a year living in Munich, taking classes and doing research on the postwar memoirs of German-Jewish women. Her dissertation is entitled Murderous Mothers: Feminist Violence in German Literature and Film (1970-2000) and she has published and/or presented on numerous authors and filmmakers including Franz Kafka, Ilse Aichinger, and Helma Sanders-Brahms. For these projects Claire has done archival work in Munich, Berlin, and Kassel. In addition to teaching beginning and intermediate German language at Duke, UNC, and on the Duke in Berlin summer program, Claire has also been the TA for the UNC course "Reality and its Discontents: From Kant to Kafka." Claire is actively working towards the Certificate in Feminist Studies at Duke where she is a co-leader of the Women's Studies Graduate Scholars Colloquium. In her spare time Claire enjoys hiking and going to the movies or the theater.