Co-Chair, Cinema Studies
Maria Stehle received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. She taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender and Women’s Studies at Connecticut College before she joined the faculty at UT in the fall of 2007.
Her publications focus on German and European Cultural Studies, Gender and Media Studies, and Cultural Histories of Germany since 1945. Aside from scholarly articles, book chapters, and edited volumes, she has published three monographs, “Ghetto Voices in Contemporary Germany: Textscapes, Filmscapes, and Soundscapes” (Camden House in 2012), “Awkward Politics: The Technologies of Popfeminist Activism” (McGill/Queens UP, 2016, with Carrie Smith-Prei) and “Precarious Intimacies: The Politics of Touch in Contemporary European Cinema” (Northwestern University Press, 2020, with Beverly Weber). Dr. Stehle is currently working on a new project that draws on ecocriticism, feminism, and critical race theory to analyze visual and literary depictions of plants and places. She is also interested in interdisciplinary and creative strategies for teaching for social justice, practices of critical pedagogy, and student centered learning.
Dr. Stehle co-editor of the open access web publication “Digital Feminist Collective” and book review editor for the journal German Studies Review. She serves as Graduate Coordinator for German, Co-Chair for the Interdisciplinary Program in Cinema Studies, and Steering Committee Member for the Interdisciplinary Program in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst