Britta Meredith is a PhD candidate (ABD) and Teaching Assistant at the University of Connecticut. Her dissertation research is on Vilém Flusser’s Rhizomatic Writings of the Self. She received the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Study of German in her MA (2013) and PhD (2015) from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany (Boston), as well as the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Connecticut in 2016.
She holds degrees in education, history and English from Germany (University of Tübingen), a Master in German Studies from the University of Connecticut and has additional qualifications in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (University of Tübingen, Graduate Certificate), College Instruction (University of Connecticut, Graduate Certificate), and Human Rights (University of Connecticut, Graduate Certificate).
She is responsible for and organizes the German Studies Colloquium (2015-present), is Co-Editor of Flusser 2.0 (2016-present), Advisor of the German Language and Cultural Society (2017-present) and mediator of German Studies TAs (2015-present). In 2014 she held the position of part-time Faculty at Quinnipiac University. She currently pursues the Digital Humanities and Media Studies Certificate at the University of Connecticut (expected Fall 2017).
Her research interests include Vilém Flusser, Digital Humanities, autobiographical writings and German literature (20th Century, Modernism).
She presented on topics related to her PhD research at major conferences (e.g. in Philadelphia, Hartford, New York City, and Boston). Her recent publications and projects include: