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About Heike Henderson

Dr. Heike Henderson joined the faculty at Boise State University in 1997, and has made her mark on the University's German program by placing emphasis on the integration of cultural understanding within language and literature courses. She holds a Ph.D. in German Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis. Her dissertation was entitled "Re-Reading and Re-Writing Multiculturalism: Turkish Women Writers in Germany".
Dr. Henderson's major research interests include Turkish women writers in Germany, food in contemporary German literature and mystery novels with a culinary focus.

Positions

2012 - Present Associate Chair, Boise State University Department of World Languages and Literatures
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2012 - Present Professor, Boise State University Department of World Languages and Literatures
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1997 - Present German Section Head, Boise State University Department of World Languages and Literatures
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2002 - 2012 Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of World Languages and Literatures
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1997 - 2002 Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of World Languages and Literatures
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

2011 - 2015 Membership Coordinator, Women in German
2012 Selection Committee Member for Graduate Study Scholarships and Research Grants, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) "German Academic Exchange Service"
2009 - 2011 External Advisor for a Graduate Student (M.A. - German and Feminist Studies), Prescott College
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Honors and Awards

  • College Board AP "Best Practices" Award for German 303: “Advanced German Conversation and Composition,” Fall 2007
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences, 2007
  • Idaho Women Making History Award, Spring 2005
  • Predissertation Fellowship, Center for German and European Studies, Berkeley, Summer 1994

Courses

  • Beginning and Intermediate German
  • Advanced German Conversation and Composition
  • Contemporary German Literature
  • Women’s Literature of the German-Speaking World
  • Topics in German Literature: Migrants and Minorities
  • Topics in German Literature: The Fall of the Wall and German Unification
  • Topics in German Literature: Food

Education

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1997 Ph.D. - German Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research, University of California, Davis
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1991 M.A. - German, University of Cincinnati
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1987 Zwischenprüfung (B.A. Equivalent) - German, Political Science and Italian, Philipps-Universität Marburg
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Contact Information

E-mail: hhender@boisestate.edu


Articles (9)

Translations (2)

Contributions to Books (12)

Includes book chapters and encyclopedia entries

Presentations (9)

Includes conference presentations and invited talks