Stanford University in Berlin

Pacelliallee 18-20
14195 Berlin Germany

Tel.: +49 (030) 834 09 63 30
Fax: +49 (030) 834 09 63 40

Administrative Staff

photo of Maria E. BiegeDr. Karen Ruoff Kramer, Director

I've been the Director here since 1980 and teach "Contemporary Theater", "Culture and Politics in Modern Germany", "Split Images: A Century of Cinema".
I have studied at Stanford University (B.A. in English literature,1969; Ph.D. in German Studies, 1984) and at the Freie Universität Berlin (Masters of Arts in Philosophy, Comparative Literature and American Studies, 1976).
I've been a guest professor at Stanford in California on several occasions and am the author of diverse texts, including The Politics of Discourse: Third Thoughts on New Subjectivity (NY/Bern: NYU Ottendorfer Series, 1994).
I am also a published poet, a cellist of sorts and I dance with horses (dressage - I should have the lead, but in fact they usually do...).

Students can be in touch with Karen concerning:

  • Academic advising, including courses at the Freie Universität, and Directed Reading
  • Courses and curriculum
  • General advising and concerns
photo of Maria E. BiegeMaria E. Biege, Associate Director
In addition to serving as Associate Director for the Stanford Program in Berlin, Maria is a German instructor and coordinator of the language program. Maria studied at the Friedrich Wilhelm-Universität Bonn and at Stanford University (1976 - 1982, M.A. in 1978). Maria currently teaches the second-year German course (GERLANG 22B).
Students can be in touch with Maria concerning:
  • Language program, language partners/Tandems
  • Mentors for E40, E50 and other technical courses
  • Events at the Center, Bing Field Trip
  • Creative Writing
Georg Eppenstein, Hausmeister and Technology Assistant
Students can be in touch with Georg concerning:
  • Technical assistance with computers
  • Infrastructural facility issues
  • Emergency Response infrastructure
photo of Maria E. BiegeDr. Wolf-Dietrich Junghanns, Internship Program Coordinator

Studies in philosophy at the University Rostov on Don, Russia (Diploma 1984), and at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Dr. phil. 1990); taught at the Technische Hochschule Magdeburg (1984-86), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (1986-87, 89-90), Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA (1992). Freelance researcher and translator; co-editor of the journal Berliner Debatte INITIAL. Zeitschrift für sozialwissenschaftlichen Diskurs". Serves also as coordinator of the Krupp Internship Program for Stanford Students in Germany and teaches:

  • "Theory from the Bleachers: Reading German Sports and Culture" (Winter Quarter)
  • "Sports, Culture and Gender in Comparative Perspective" (Spring Quarter)
photo of Edeltraut Kruger Edeltraut Krüger, Financial and Facility Officer

I am responsible for all financial affairs, the house management at the center, the housing of our students and other non-academic student issues.

I studied at the Hochschule für Oekonomie in Berlin Economics.

Students can be in touch with Edeltraut concerning:
  • housing, homestays
  • student banking
  • Cultural subsidy, public transportation subsidy
  • Payments for readers, tickets, etc.
  • Wash Tokens
photo of Jutta leyJutta Ley, Internship and Academic Assistant

I am the Internship and Academic Assistant of Stanford University in Berlin, where I work closely with Dr. Karen Kramer, the Director of the Berlin program, and Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Junghanns, the Internship Coordinator.

I am the contact person for academic questions and library issues. I also take care of the center library and the computational administration of the Center.

I am from Southern Germany and came to Berlin to study long before the Wall came down. I studied at the Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin and at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, majoring in American Studies and Communication.

Students can be in touch with Jutta concerning:
  • Internships, preparation for interviews, procurement of visa
  • Berlin Orientation, incl. Center calendar, weekly newsletter, Webpage (Stanford/Berlin, and Distributed Campus)
  • Extracurricular activities, volunteering, etc.
  • Library, Webpage (Stanford/Berlin and Distributed Campus)
  • Bing Events, Bing Dinners, Instrument Rental
  • AXESS, Drop/Add cards, petitions, etc., FU Sports, FU enrolment formalities,
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