Susanne Wiedemann, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in American Civilization, Brown University
M.A. in Museum Studies, Brown University
Master's degree in North American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin
ASTD 510 Perspectives in American Studies
ASTD 515 Studies in American Photography
ASTD 593 Global Cinema
ASTD 593 Orientalisms in American Culture
ASTD 593 Over There: The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in U.S. Film and Media
ASTD 593 Visions of Empire
ASTD 593 "We Are The World"? Transationalism and American Studies
ASTD 615 Visual Culture Theory
ASTD 693 "We Are The World"? U.S. History, World History, and American Studies Practices
ASTD 201 The American Experience
ASTD 310 American Decades: 9/11 and After
ASTD 393 Holocaust in American Culture
ASTD 393 The Iraq War in U.S. Film and Media
ASTD 393 Studies in American Photography
ASTD 493 Hollywood Goes East: The Middle East and Asia in U.S. Film
Dr. Wiedemann is interested in the workings of U.S. culture across national borders. She is currently revising her dissertation "Transnational Encounters with Amerika: German Jewish Refugees' Identity Formation in Berlin and Shanghai, 1939-1949." Her research projects in progress include a comparative study of U.S. and (East and West) German cultural policy in the Middle East, the role of photography and film in U.S. foreign policy, and vernacular World War II photography.
Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University, Department of American Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor, Miami University, Ohio, American Studies Program
Visiting Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)
Dr. Wiedemann teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in visual culture studies, cultural studies, transnationalism, postcolonial theory, and American cultural history.
"Views from the End of the World‟: Reorientations in the Shanghai Exile Community," in Reinhard Andress, ed., and Evelyn Meyer, Gregory Divers, co-eds., Weltanschauliche Orientierungsversuche im Exil/Changes of World View in Exile (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010).
"Bobby Soxers, Chewing Gum, and Spencer Tracy in Exile: German Jewish Refugees Encounter American Culture in Shanghai," in Alexander Stephan, ed., Exile and Otherness: New Approaches to the Experience of the Nazi Refugees (New York: Peter Lang, 2005).
Dr. Wiedemann is a member of SLU's Graduate Faculty Membership Committee and the Film Studies Program Executive Committee. She is also the departmental coordinator for SLU's 1818 Advanced College Credit Program, working with local high schools to review, and assist with, American Studies curricular development and to provide discipline-specific professional development opportunities for teachers.