Kristin Lange is a Ph.D. candidate in the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), pursuing a major in Foreign Language Pedagogy and a minor in German Studies. She received her B.A. and M.Ed. in English Studies, German Studies, and Education from Freie Universität Berlin. In 2008-2009, Kristin was a Fulbright Teaching Assistant at Saint Louis University in Missouri, where she taught German courses and coordinated the university’s German cultural program.
In her dissertation Everyday literacies – Teaching and learning with vernacular texts in the foreign language classroom, Kristin is investigating the role of everyday texts in textbooks and beginning German classes, and focusing on material development and the professional development of graduate teaching assistants. Some of Kristin's other research interests include literary texts and film in foreign language education, technology-enhanced language learning, particularly the use of digital games, and intercultural competence in foreign language education.
Kristin has taught language and culture courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in the undergraduate German Studies program, and assisted with general education courses on Multilingualism, Intercultural Awareness, and Study Abroad. She directed the Research in Munich Program in 2013, the Arizona in Konstanz Program in 2016, and facilitated the Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig Program in 2015.