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Dr. Kyle Frackman

Associate Professor

Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies

Faculty of Arts

Research Themes: 

Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Before joining the faculty at UBC in July 2012, Dr. Kyle Frackman taught at institutions in the United States: the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College, and Amherst College. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Frackman attended Hamline University, graduating with a major in German Studies. For 2001-2002, Dr. Frackman was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Hamburg, Germany. At UMass Amherst, Dr. Frackman completed graduate studies and a dissertation under the direction of Dr. Susan Cocalis.

Dr. Frackman has received research and travel support from a number of organizations and institutions, including UBC, the Faculty of Arts, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the Nordic Council, the Fulbright Commission, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the Swedish Institute.His current research projects focus on homosexuality in East Germany and German-BC, German-Canadian immigration.

Research Interests

18th- to 20th-century German-language and Scandinavian literature; East German culture and history; German and Nordic film; German-North American immigration; Gender studies, feminist theory, queer theory; German, Swedish, Finnish language.