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Kathryn Holihan




August 2012-Present
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Museum Studies Certificate Program

August 2007-May 2011
Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
BA, Triple Major: German, Art History, History


Exhibition and museum studies; history of hygiene, the body, and the built environment.


Rackham Research Grant, Summer 2015
Rackham Humanities Research Candidacy Fellowship (Winter 2016, Spring/Summer 2016)
John H. D’Arms Spring/Summer Fellow (Spring/Summer 2016)
Fulbright Scholarship, Berlin, Germany (TU Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies)


"The New Woman." Lecture HIST 322, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. February 7, 2013

“Museum as History: Haus der Kunst & Layers of Time.” Transnational German Studies Workshop. University of Warwick, Coventry and Humboldt University, Berlin. May 19-26, 2013

“Exhibiting the Home: Domestic Revival & Didactic Display.” Avant Garde Interest Group. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. February 25, 2015

“The 1903 German City Exhibition: The Modern Großstadt on Display.” Chronopolis: Time & Urban Space. University of Michigan Graduate Conference, Ann Arbor. October 29-31, 2015.

“The Hygiene Exhibition as Space of Bodily Encounter.” Embodiment, Perception, and Critical Practice.” Ruhr-Universität Conference, Bochum. July 8-9, 2016

“Sachlich, deutlich, einfach: The 1911 International Hygiene Exhibition as Massenbelehrung.” German Studies Association Conference, San Diego. September 29-October 2, 2016


Graduate Student Instructor
University of Michigan

Topics Courses
Origins of Nazism: HIST 322/GER 322, Winter 2013
Origins of Nazism: HIST 322/GER 322, Winter 2015
Expressionism in Munich: GER 304 (guest lectures)

Foreign Language Sequence
First Semester German, GER 101, Fall 2012
Second Semester German, GER 102, Fall 2013
Third Semester German, GER 231, Winter 2014 2014


TA Seminar Goethe Institut Chicago “Wirtschaftsdeutsch,” 2013
Seminar on Archival & Historical Research, Center for Jewish History, NY, 2014
German Historical Institute Archival Summer Seminar, 2015


May 2016-August 2016
Exhibition Assistant
Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden

August 2014-May 2016
Academic Engagement Assistant
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

June 2011-September 2011
Painting & Sculpture Summer Intern 
Museum of Modern Art, NY (MoMA)


German Studies Association (GSA)
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
Coalition of Women in German (WiG)
The International Council of Museums (ICOM)
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

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