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Thomas Benjamin Fuhr
tbfuhr@arizona.edu
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LSB 320
Fuhr, Thomas Benjamin
Lecturer

Thomas Fuhr received his doctorate in Transcultural German Studies and currently serves as Lecturer and Language Program Director. His research interests in German studies include contemporary village novels, political authorship, translation, and the strangely intertwined history of recurring Heimat booms with the idea of indigeneity in German literature. He has co-translated an essay on food, and published on the topic of critical dystopia. In his dissertation, Thomas examined the possible roles and functions of contemporary literature in an increasingly pluralistic German society, looking for new ways to express home, belonging and identity. His doctoral advisors were Assistant Professor Dr. Joela Jacobs (Tucson) and PD Dr. Leonhard Herrmann (Leipzig).

At the University of Arizona, Thomas has worked as an instructor for German language classes, as a Teaching Assistant for General Education classes, and he has designed and taught two fully online General Education courses. In the academic year 2020-2021, Thomas held the position of Assistant Language Program Director of the German Department. He is part of the 2017-2018 University Fellows Program cohort, and has received a Russel J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Latest publication: "Meinungsdiktatur and dehumanization: Tendentious drifts in Juli Zeh's Über Menschen

Currently Teaching

GER 102 – Beginning German II

Introduction to German language and culture, extending basic communication skills (second semester).

Introduction to German language and culture, extending basic communication skills (second semester).

GER 246 – German Culture, Science and Technology

This course explores shifting attitudes towards science, technology, nature, and the environment in the German-speaking world, through a range of cultural works (e.g., media documents, literary texts, films). In addition to examining the ways in which technological and ecological ethics have changed over history, the course will also consider what roles cultural works have played in public debates around scientific discoveries and technological advances.

This course explores shifting attitudes towards science, technology, nature, and the environment in the German-speaking world, through a range of cultural works (e.g., media documents, literary texts, films). In addition to examining the ways in which technological and ecological ethics have changed over history, the course will also consider what roles cultural works have played in public debates around scientific discoveries and technological advances.

This course explores shifting attitudes towards science, technology, nature, and the environment in the German-speaking world, through a range of cultural works (e.g., media documents, literary texts, films). In addition to examining the ways in which technological and ecological ethics have changed over history, the course will also consider what roles cultural works have played in public debates around scientific discoveries and technological advances.

This course explores shifting attitudes towards science, technology, nature, and the environment in the German-speaking world, through a range of cultural works (e.g., media documents, literary texts, films). In addition to examining the ways in which technological and ecological ethics have changed over history, the course will also consider what roles cultural works have played in public debates around scientific discoveries and technological advances.

This course explores shifting attitudes towards science, technology, nature, and the environment in the German-speaking world, through a range of cultural works (e.g., media documents, literary texts, films). In addition to examining the ways in which technological and ecological ethics have changed over history, the course will also consider what roles cultural works have played in public debates around scientific discoveries and technological advances.

GER 371 – Contemporary German Culture

This course introduces students to topics that shape contemporary Germany. We will examine a broad range of topics addressed in films, literature, public debates and consider Germany's role in a global setting. Taught in English.

This course introduces students to topics that shape contemporary Germany. We will examine a broad range of topics addressed in films, literature, public debates and consider Germany's role in a global setting. Taught in English.

This course introduces students to topics that shape contemporary Germany. We will examine a broad range of topics addressed in films, literature, public debates and consider Germany's role in a global setting. Taught in English.

This course introduces students to topics that shape contemporary Germany. We will examine a broad range of topics addressed in films, literature, public debates and consider Germany's role in a global setting. Taught in English.

This course introduces students to topics that shape contemporary Germany. We will examine a broad range of topics addressed in films, literature, public debates and consider Germany's role in a global setting. Taught in English.

GER 201 – Intermediate German I

Introduction to German language and culture, refining communication skills (third semester).

GER 202 – Intermediate German II

Topic-based practice of communication skills in German (listening, reading, speaking, writing), systematic review of German grammar (fourth semester).

Topic-based practice of communication skills in German (listening, reading, speaking, writing), systematic review of German grammar (fourth semester).

Topic-based practice of communication skills in German (listening, reading, speaking, writing), systematic review of German grammar (fourth semester).