New Faculty: Andre Schuetze

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Andre Schuetze enjoys Sacher Torte and Wiener Melange during the Spring in Vienna program

Andre Schuetze first came to the US by way of Berlin, with lengthy stopovers in Los Angeles and New Orleans, and is very happy to have landed in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  He did his graduate degrees at Humboldt Universität and UCLA, focusing on twentieth-century and contemporary German and Austrian Studies, surveillance and utopia, and film studies.  He then moved on to the Big Easy, birthplace of jazz and home of the daiquiri drive through.  At Tulane University, he taught classes on film and city, DDR literature and culture, and transcultural German Studies.  He is currently teaching German 203 and 120, a multi-cultural exploration of Germany's many contributions to the modern university.  In 2022 he was excited to launch a new study abroad program for the UW Department of German Studies, Summer in Berlin, in which students engage in hands-on explorations of topics such as everyday life in the DDR, Berlin as a global city and issues of gender and sexuality in the past and present.  Andre is looking forward to discovering more about Seattle, but is already a fan of the Seattle Opera, has enjoyed sampling the PNW’s selection of oysters, and as an espresso fanatic (an addiction developed during an Erasmus exchange in Rome), was delighted to discover that Seattle’s reputation as a coffee city is well deserved.