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Petra Dierkes-Thrun

Petra Dierkes-Thrun

Affiliated Faculty
Assistant Vice Provost, Strategic Initiatives, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning - Leadership
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, English (2003)
Erstes Staatsexamen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn, Germany, English, German, Theology (1995)

Petra Dierkes-Thrun is Assistant Vice Provost in the Vice Provost Office of Teaching and Learning, as well as a Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford. Dierkes-Thrun’s research and teaching interests include Oscar Wilde, the European and transatlantic fin de siècle and modernism (including literature, the visual arts, opera, dance, and film); feminist and queer theory; LGBTQ literary and cultural studies; and digital pedagogy as well as literary theory for the digital age; pedagogically smart uses of technology in teaching, and project-based learning in the Humanities.