Associate Professor of German Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Education
Veronika Fuechtner is Interim Chair of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of German Studies at Dartmouth. In addition, she frequently holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of medical education at the Geisel School of Medicine. She also teaches in Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. She is the author of Berlin Psychoanalytic (University of California Press, 2011) and the co-editor of Imagining Germany, Imagining Asia (with Mary Rhiel, Camden House, 2013) and A Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1960 (with Douglas E. Haynes and Ryan Jones, University of California Press, 2017). She is completing a monograph on Thomas Mann's Brazilian mother and Mann's construction of race and "Germanness." Her research interests include the history of psychoanalysis and sexology, the relationship between science and culture, discourses on race and ethnicity, German-language modernism, contemporary culture, German-language film, and global cultural and scientific histories. She has received research grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Social Sciences Research Council. She has served on the national steering committee of Women in German and currently serves on the 20th and 21st LCC forum executive committee of the MLA. In spring 2020 she was the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and for the academic year 2020/21 she was a fellow at Wellesley's Newhouse Center for the Humanities.
- Zwischenprüfung (B.A. equivalent) Philipps-Universität in Marburg an der Lahn
- M.A. Washington University in St. Louis
- Ph.D. University of Chicago
A Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1960, co-edited with Douglas E. Haynes and Ryan Jones, with essays by the editors and Sanjam Ahluwalia, Chiara Beccalossi, Pablo Ben, Shrikant Botre (with Haynes), Kate Fisher and Jana Funke, Rainer Herrn, Rebecca Hodes, Rachel Hsu, Ralph Leck, Kirsten Leng, Kurt MacMillan, Mark McLelland, Ishita Pande, Michiko Suzuki, Robert Deam Tobin, Angie Willey. With an Afterword by Howard Chiang (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017).
Imagining Germany Imagining Asia: Essays in Asian-German Studies, co-edited with Mary Rhiel, with essays by the editors and Sai Bhatawadekar, Petra Fachinger, Randall Halle, David Kim, Hoi-eun Kim, Perry Myers, Kamakshi Murti, Qinna Shen, Quinn Slobodian, and Chunjie Zhang (Rochester: Camden House, October 2013).
Berlin Psychoanalytic: Psychoanalysis and Culture in Weimar Republic Germany and Beyond (University of California Press, 2011).
with Paul Lerner et al., "Babylon Berlin: Media, Spectacle, and History," Central European History 53.4 (2021): 835-854.
Selected Works & Activities
Project Presentation Agnes Smedley between Berlin, Bombay and Beijing
Talk The Magician's Mother (and discussion with writer Tanja Dückers)
Die Frauen um Heinrich Mann. Deutsches Literatur Archiv Zoom Kapsel mit Jan Bürger und Veronika Fuechtner
Radio Interview on the Occasion of Heinrich Mann's 150th Anniversary
Podcast with author and translator Susan Bernofsky - The Importance of Being Thomas Mann
Naming Racism (with Oliver Hardt and Sven Beckstette)
Writing Generations (in conversation with Frido Mann)
Die brasilianische Mutter von Thomas Mann (interview about my current book project)