Alec Cattell, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Practice, Humanities and Applied Linguistics
Dr. Alec Cattell earned his doctorate in German from the University of Waterloo in 2014. In his research, he analyzes 20th and 21st century German literary texts from a Disability Studies perspective in order to shed light on new aesthetics and rhetorics of the constructed body and consider its complex relationship to the lived body. He has also published in computer-assisted language learning and language pedagogy.
Dr. Cattell teaches intermediate and advanced German courses and is involved with the development of online courses. He offers grant writing support, assists the Language Lab with oral assessment, and spearheads a number of initiatives to promote the study of languages and cultures at Texas Tech, including CMLL's annual Passport Party and Language & Culture Day. He current serves as faculty advisor to the CMLL Ambassadors, a student organization whose members participate in outreach activities and represent the many languages and cultures taught in CMLL.