Veronika Fuechtner

Academic Appointments

Interim Chair of Jewish Studies
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.

(603) 646-2408
328 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6084
Comparative Literature
German Studies
Jewish Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Zwischenprüfung (B.A. equivalent) Philipps-Universität in Marburg an der Lahn
M.A. Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Selected Publications

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.

“From Asian German Studies to Global German Studies?” Special forum on Asian German Studies in The German Quarterly 93/2 (2020):131-141.

“Sylvio Back’s Lost Zweig  (2002) und die transnationale Ästhetik von Exil und Faschismus.” Montage AV 28/1 (May 2019): 55-68.

“Agnes Smedley between Berlin, Bombay and Beijing: Sexology, Communism and National Independence” In Towards a Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1960, edited by Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes and Ryan Jones, 398-421. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

“Lisa Fittko’s Passage to Cuba.” In: Burcu Dogramaci, Elizabeth Otto, eds. Passagen des Exils/Exile Passages (Jahrbuch für Exilforschung 35), 126-140. Munich: edition text + kritik 10/ 2017.

“Springtime for Hitler Every Year: Dani Levy’s Hitler comedy My Führer (2007).” In No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality and Ethnicity, edited by David Bindman and Angela Rosenthal, 294-314.  Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2015.

“Die erträumte Stadt in G.W. Pabsts Geheimnisse einer Seele.” In Metropolenzauber – Sexuelle Moderne und Urbaner Wahn, edited by Gabriele Dietze and Dorothea Dornhof, 345-366, Böhlau: Köln, 2014.

“Indians, Jews and Sex: Magnus Hirschfeld and Indian Sexology.” In Imagining Germany Imagining Asia: Essays in Asian-German Studies, edited by Veronika Fuechtner and Mary Rhiel, 111-130. Rochester: Camden House, 2013.

“Moses in Palästina: Heine, Freud, Zweig.” In Heinrich Heine und Sigmund Freud, edited by Sigrid Weigel, 165-184. Berlin: Kadmos Verlag, 2010.

“The International Project of National(ist) Film: Franz Osten in India.” In The Many Faces of Weimar German Cinema, edited by Christian Rogowski, 167-181. Rochester: Camden House, 2010.

“From ultradoitsh to siegfriedisch: The Problem of a Multicultural Literature in Zé do Rock’s Orthographies.” In Gegenwartsliteratur. Interpretationen. Kritiken. Interventionen, edited by Marc Rectanus, 193-208, Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag, 2008.

“Arzt und Dichter: Alfred Döblin’s medical, psychiatric and psychoanalytical work.” In Camden House Companion to Alfred Döblin, edited by Roland Dollinger and Wulf Köpke, 111-139. Rochester: Camden House, 2004.

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