Patricia Maurer

Patricia Elisabeth Maurer

PhD student in Germanic Languages & Literatures
Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Missouri in Columbia (2017)
Bachelor of Arts in German and English Studies (2015), University of Stuttgart
research interests:
  • 19th-Century German Literature
  • Gender and Women Studies
  • True Crime in Literature
  • Female Perpetrators
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  • MSC 1104-1146-319
  • Washington University
  • 1 Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Patricia (she/her) completed her bachelor's degree in German and English at the University of Stuttgart and her master's degree in German literature at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

She has been teaching in the university classroom since 2015 in a wide variety of capacities. Currently, Patricia is working as a student intern in the College of Arts & Sciences on their signature initiative "Literacies for Life & Career". Patricia’s research is situated in the 19th century, particularly crime literature. She examines crime literature through a gendered lens and seeks to better understand the role of female criminality. In her dissertation, she analyzes select literary accounts of female perpetrators as a response to their time and traces how the same cases were adapted over time to respond to changing taste of various reading audiences.

Awards: Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (2021)

Activities: Graduate Student Senate (Co-President); Doctoral Council (Student Representative); Graduate Student Advisory Council to the Center for Teaching and Learning (Member); Academic Affairs Committee to the Board of Trustees (Graduate Student Representative)