Texas Tech University

Dr. Belinda Kleinhans

Associate Professor of German
CMLL Associate Chair

Office: CMLL 270

Dr. Belinda Kleinhans teaches courses on German language and culture, genocide and violence, as well as the Holocaust. Her research focuses on how discourses of exclusion, discrimination and violence against (animal) others are expressed and countered in literature. Her research interests are in the areas of biopolitics in literature, posthuman ethics, cultural and literary animal studies, zoopoetics, German comics, as well as in violence and genocide studies. She served as the Vice Program Director for the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) from 2019-2021 and co-organized the 2019, 2020, and 2021 annual CAUTG conference, which is part of the annual Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Canada.

For a list of publications, please see https://ttu.academia.edu/BelindaKleinhans

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2200-1827

CV

Courses Commonly Taught

Grad Level:
CMLL 5309: Representations of Genocides; GERM 5321: Seminar in Modern German Literature: Reading Animals; GERM 5315: Literature of Divided Germany; GERM 5312: Weimar Republic and Exile Literature; CMLL 5309: German Literature in the 19th Century

Undergrad Level:
GERM 2312: Literature of the Holocaust; GERM 2302: A Second Course in German II; GERM 3303: Conversation and Composition; GERM 3306: Study Abroad in Munich; GERM 4302: German Grammar; GERM 4303: German Classics; GERN 4306: German Culture in Theory and Practice; GERM 4309: Business German

Honors & Awards

2020    Texas Tech Pi Beta Phi Faculty Appreciation Award

2019    Service Learning Faculty Fellow, Texas Tech University, TLPDC

2019    Certificate in Global Scholarship for the 21st Century, Texas Tech University

2019    Texas Tech Pi Beta Phi Faculty Appreciation Award

2018    Professing Excellence Award, Texas Tech University

2017    Texas Tech Alumni College Fellow, Texas Tech University, Humanities Center

2017    Humanities Center faculty Fellow, Texas Tech University

2015    Institute for Inclusive Excellence Fellow, Texas Tech University

2015    CAUTG Prize for Best Canadian Dissertation in German Studies

2014    Faculty of Arts Teaching Excellence Award – Sessional category (University of Manitoba)

2013    Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, University of Waterloo, ON

2013    Cecilia and George Piller Graduate Research Award (Waterloo Centre for German Studies, University of Waterloo, ON

2010    Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student, University of Waterloo, ON

Conference Organization

2021    Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, University of Alberta, Canada (May 30-June 2, 2021) – virtual conference

2020    Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, Western University, Ontario, Canada (scheduled for May 30-June 1, 2020; cancelled last minute due to COVID-19)

2019    Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, University of British Columbia, Canada (May 31-June 3, 2019)

2019    Animal/Language: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (21-23 March 2019)

2018    Animals in the Humanities – Working Group Symposium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (18-19 April, 2018)

Education

Ph.D., German Studies, University of Waterloo (ON, Canada) 2013
Magister Artium, German Studies and Philosophy, Universität Mannheim (Germany) 2008
M.A., German Studies, University of Waterloo (ON, Canada) 2007

Licenses

IDI ® (Intercultural Development Inventory) Qualified Administrator since 2019

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad, and inter-ethnic relations within nations.

Contact Information

Belinda Kleinhans, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Box 42071
Lubbock, TX 79409

T 806-834-2702
Belinda.kleinhans@ttu.edu

 

Kleinhans

CMLL German Studies

  • Address

    CMLL Building, 2906 18th St, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Phone

    806.742.3145