Viktoria Harms

  • Lecturer II, Director of Language Studies
  • CHS Liaison
  • Goethe-Institut Liaison
  • German Club Advisor

Courses Taught

  • GER 101-103: Beginning German 1-3
  • GER 201-202: Intermediate German 1-2
  • GER 21: German Reading 1
  • ​GER 1102: The German-Speaking World Today
  • GER 1108: Green Germany: Nature and the Environment in German Culture

Before coming to Pitt, Dr. Harms taught at the University of Alabama, the University of New Hampshire, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Washington. While her research was originally focused on German literature around 1800, in particular representations of gender, she is now concentrating on keeping up with current events and debates in the German-speaking world and has a special interest in environmental issues. She also likes to constantly revise and improve the language courses offered by the German department and organizes the regular departmental showcase event.

Education & Training

  • PhD, Germanics, University of Washington
  • MA, Germanics, University of Washington
  • Magister Artium, Anglistik (Nebenfächer: Germanistik, Geschichte), Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster, Germany