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Jutta Birmele

birmeleJutta Birmele, since 1990 Professor of German Studies (tenured), Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures at CSULB Chair of Department (approx. 2400 Students and 64 full and part–time faculty) 2004–2007. 1999–2004 CSULB Representative to the system–wide Academic Council on International Programs. Director, Center for European Studies. Spring 2004 teaching in the London Semester for CSULB 1994–5 Resident Director of International Programs of CSU System in Baden Württemberg, guest lecturer at the University of Tübingen. 1992 guest lecturer at Goethe Institute Berlin. Guest Lecturer in Qingdao, PRC, 1998 and 2000. Co–director and organizer for four international conferences on German & European Affairs between 1986 and 2000. Organizer of 19th Century Studies conference at CSULB. Organizer of numerous exhibitions on campus.

Jüngste Veröffentlichungen

An Attempt a Restitution: W.G. Sebald’s Literary Mission. Presented at INSCRIPTIONS – Eighth International Literature & Humanities Conference at Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus, May 12–13, 2005. To be published by Cambridge Scholars’ Press.

The Evolution of the German Individual as Carrier of Rights in the Jurisprudence of the Federal Constitutional Court. ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), IX. International Conference, August 2004 in Pamplona, Spain, Published by ISSEI, 2004.

The Status of Staatsbürger is Gaining New Content in Germany. ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), University of Wales, Aberystwyth, July 22–27, 2002. Published on CD.

The Sanctions against Austria in the U.S. Press. Österreich in der Europäischen Union, ed. Michael Gehler, Anton Pelinka, Günter Bischof, Vienna 2003, 479–486.

On the Threshold of the Adoption of Global Antibribery Legislation: A Critical Analysis of Current Domestic and International Efforts Toward the Reduction of Business Corruption. Co–authored with Barbara Crutchfield George, Kathleen A. Lacey. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Jan. 1999, 1–48.

Ivan Bloch’ Influence Among the German Anti–War Dissidents. In: The Future of War. Foundation for War Studies ed. Gwyn Prins, Hylke Tromp. Kluwer Law International, The Hague, Boston, London, 2000.

The Dilemma of the European Union: Balancing the Power of the Supranational EU Entity Against the Sovereignty of its Independent Member Nations. Co–authored with Barbara Crutchfield George and Paul L. Frantz. Pace International Law Review. Vol IX (1997), 111–146.

The 1998 OECD Convention: An Impetus for Worldwide Changes in Attitudes toward Corruption in Business Transactions. Co–authored with Barbara Crutchfield George and Kathleen A. Lacey. American Business Law Journal, Spring 2000, 485–525.

Book Review Article: David Armitage, ed. Theories of Empire, 1450–1800. An Expanding World: The European Impact on World History, 1450–1800, vol. 20 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998). P.J. Marshall, ed. The Eighteenth Century. The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. 2 (Oxford University Press, 1998). Eighteenth–Century Studies, Vol. 33 (4) 2000, 605–607.

Across the Borders of Disciplines: Switzerland in Focus. Co–authored with Clorinda Donato. Creative Teaching/ACT 3, ed. Hans E. Klein, Boston 2000, 139–146.

A Call for New Approaches to German Colonial History. Modern Europe. Histories and Identities, eds. Peter Monteath, Frederic S. Zuckerman. Australian Humanities Press. Australia, 1998.

Numerous book review essays in The European Legacy, Eighteens Century Studies, and German Studies Review.

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Bundesverdienstkreuz (German Cross of Merit) conveyed by German Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker in 1993.

Edward Blankenship Award for Excellence in International Education, 1992 4 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Awards: 8 weeks of research at Princeton, University of London, UCLA, and Notre Dame Law Library.

5 Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards at CSULB

German Government Grant ($ 500,000) to develop German on the Web, 1997–2000.

2006 Professor of the Year, American Association of Teachers of German, Southern California.