Lisa Steiner


Graduate Student

Languages: German

Area(s) of Study: German literature.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

About: Lisa is a German PhD candidate with a focus on German literature. She is especially interested in contemporary literature and intercultural literature. Lisa graduated from the University of Education Freiburg in 2016 with the First State Examination – Europalehramt (Bilingual Teaching Certificate). She then did her M.A. at the University of Alabama in German Studies from 2016-2018, where she taught as a Teaching Assistant for German. After that, she received her Second State Examination in 2020, while teaching at a High school near Freiburg, Germany. She came to Madison in 2021, after beginning her studies at UW online in Fall 2020.


– University of Wisconsin – PhD Student since 2020
– Seminar for Teacher Education Freiburg – Second State Examination for Education (English, German, Biology, Geography) (2020)
– University of Education Freiburg, Germany – First State Examination in Education (German) (2018)
– University of Alabama – MA in German Studies (2018)
– University of Education Freiburg, Germany – First State Examination – Europalehramt (Bilingual Teaching Certificate) in English, Biology, Geography (2016)

Courses Taught:

University of Alabama:

– German 101/102
– Intensive German 102 summer class

Emil Doerle Realschule Herbolzheim, Germany

German, English, Geography, Biology

Goethe Insitute Freiburg, Germany:

– Summer program B1 course

Szkola Podstawowa, Plewiska, Poland:

– Assistant German Teacher (Middle School)


  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award in German; University of Alabama
  • Outstanding Student Award, First State Examination, University of Education, Freiburg