Margaret Reif

Graduate Student

Margaret earned her B.A. in Germanic Studies from the University of Chicago in 2013. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Berlin and Eichstätt, and completed an internship at a German real estate company based out of Stuttgart. After working as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany at a Gymnasium near Kiel, she joined the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies in 2014. Her current research interests include postcolonial theory and ideas of Bildung, particularly as they relate to the process of reading, the projects of nation-building and imperialism in the 19th century, and their intersections with the genre of fairy tales.