Faculty Profile

Sarah McGaughey

Associate Professor of German (2007), Department Chair

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 114

Office Hours for Fall 2015: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-12 and by appointment


Her scholarship concentrates on architecture and literature in Central Europe of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She has published on the work of Viennese author Hermann Broch as well as on topics such as fashion and interior design. Her current courses are on topics such as contemporary literature and popular culture, Germany and the environment, and the German language.


  • B.A., Smith College, 1997
  • M.A., Washington University-St. Louis, 1999
  • Ph.D., 2005

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

GRMN 202 Int Grmn II: Mediated Grmn Clt
This course will familiarize students with discourses conducted at different language levels in various German media such as newspapers, TV, and music in addition to new social media. Students will analyze these discourses, and by doing so will acquire a better understanding of contemporary German issues, anxieties, and desires ranging from the impact of the New Right on German hip hop to the heated discussions of new architectural designs, such as the Holocaust monument in Berlin. Prerequisite: 201, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.

GRMN 215 German Environments
Taught in German.

GRMN 500 Independent Study

GRMN 500 Independent Study