About us

German at Oxford

Oxford has one of the oldest, largest and most active departments of German in the UK, with an excellent record in teaching and research, an intake of about 90 undergraduates a year, and a strong and flourishing graduate presence, studying German alongside other European and Middle Eastern languages, Classics, English, History, and Philosophy. Being an old and successful department doesn’t mean we are doing everything right. We do teach and research on diversity but we also recognize that German at Oxford needs to develop inclusive teaching practices and topics that are designed to neither exoticize nor tokenize. This project is just one small step in these new directions.

The Decolonial Discourses and German Studies team is headed up by Dr Veronika Schuchter and Prof Barry Murnane with Miriam Schwarz.