Katrin victory

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Katrin Sieg (* 1961 as Kathrin Sieg ) is a German theater scholar , author and professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC , USA .


Katrin Sieg is the daughter of the teacher, writer and satirist Wolfgang Sieg (1936–2015) and also comes from a family of musicians. Her mother Elisabeth Sieg, who later worked as a psychological psychotherapist, taught recorder at the State Youth Music School in Hamburg ; her grandfather Heinrich Paff directed a chamber orchestra. She grew up with her younger siblings Sönke (today musical director on a cruise ship of the Hamburg shipping company TUI Cruises ) and Sören (today columnist, satirist, author and composer in Hamburg) in Elmshorn . After graduating from high school, she first studied the subjects “ English ” and “ Art ” at the University of Education in Flensburg , where she passed her first state examination in 1986 .

She then went to the United States, where she studied theater studies and in 1988 did her Master of Arts at California State University in Sacramento , California , with a thesis on the stage practices of Heiner Müller under the title Heiner Müller's stage practices . In 1991 she received her PhD in Drama from the University of Washington in Seattle with the dissertation Feminist critical practices and 20th century women's plays in German . From 1992 to 1995 she was a lecturer in theater and literature at the University of California in San Diego . From 1995 to 2000 she taught as an assistant professor and from 2000 to 2001 as an associate professor in the Department of German Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington , Indiana . At the end of 2001, Katrin Sieg was appointed to Georgetown University in Washington, DC, of ​​which she has been a member of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service . From 2001 to 2009 she was Associate Professor of German in the German Studies Department and the BMW Center for German and European Studies , and since 2009 she has been teaching and researching there as a Professor of German Studies and European Studies .

Sieg received several awards and grants , including a Humboldt Fellowship , which enabled her to do a research stay in Berlin from 2001 to 2002 , as well as a 2008 research grant, the Senior Faculty Research Award , which she received for completing a book project on the reception of globalization in European film and theater (her book entitled Choreographing the global in European cinema and theater was published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York in 2008). She has already written several books as well as numerous book chapters and magazine articles. She is currently working on a study of proportion, influence and impact of the Euro Vision Song Contest in and to the development of the "New Europe " (Engl. New Europe ) and a European identity .

Katrin Sieg lives in Washington, DC, in the United States.


Note: Unless otherwise stated, in English .


  • Exiles, eccentrics, activists. Women in contemporary German theater. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor (Michigan / USA) 1994, ISBN 0-472-10491-8 .
  • Ethnic drag. Performing race, nation, sexuality in West Germany (=  Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany ). University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor (Michigan / USA) 2002, Reprint: 2009, ISBN 0-472-11282-1 ( review on H-Net ).
  • Choreographing the global in European cinema and theater (=  Studies in European culture and history ). Palgrave Macmillan, New York (NY / USA) 2008, ISBN 0-230-60822-1 .

Book contributions

  • Racial Discourses in the Post-War Era. Winnetou in Bad Segeberg. In: Martina Tißberger (Hrsg.): Weiß - Weißsein - whiteness. Critical Studies on Gender and Racism. 2nd, revised edition. Lang, Frankfurt am Main a. a. 2009, ISBN 978-3-631-57982-4 , pp. 143–164 (German; Note: Contributions by other authors partly in German, partly in English).
  • German theater and globalization. In: Denise Varney (Ed.): Theater in the Berlin Republic. German drama since reunification (=  German linguistic and cultural studies , Volume 24). Lang, Oxford 2008, ISBN 978-3-03911-110-7 , pp. 307-324.
  • Homosexuality and dissidence. On the freedom of love in Heiner Carow's coming-out. In: DEFA Foundation (Ed.), Bettina Mathes (Red.): The imagined nation. Identity, body and gender in DEFA films. DEFA Foundation, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-00-020896-6 , pp. 256-280 (German).
  • Art in the soup kitchen of capital. Pollesch @ Volksbühne. In: David Barnett, Moray McGowan and Karen Jürs-Munby (eds.): The analog is reluctant to the digital? Materialities of German theater in a world of the virtual (=  research , volume 37). Theater der Zeit , Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-934344-81-5 , pp. 21–32 (German).

Journal articles

  • "Black virgins." Sexuality and the democratic body in Europe. In: New German critique, No. 109, 2010, ISSN  0094-033X , pp. 147-185.
  • Beyond Orientalism. Masquerade, minstrelsy, surrogation. In: Seminar. A journal of Germanic studies, Volume 41, 2005, Issue 3, ISSN  0037-1939 , pp. 191-208.
  • The ambivalence of antifascist rhetoric. Victims, artists, and the masses in Elfriede Jelinek's "Stecken, Stab und Stangl". In: New German critique, No. 92, 2004, ISSN  0094-033X , pp. 123-140.
  • Postcolonial Berlin? Pieke Biermann's crime novels as globalization critique. In: Stephen Brockmann (Ed.): Writing and reading Berlin (=  Studies in twentieth & twenty-first century literature , Vol. 28, No. 1, special edition). University of Nebraska, Lincoln 2004, pp. 152-182.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c See: Curriculum vitae - Katrin Sieg ( Memento of the original from November 13, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. as a Microsoft Word file on the Georgetown University data server , Washington, DC; Retrieved May 9, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www18.georgetown.edu
  2. See: Information on Sören Sieg ( memento of the original from June 26, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . On: website of the a capella comedy group LaLeLu ; Retrieved May 9, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.lalelu.de
  3. See: Martina Goy: Juggling with words and notes. Sören Sieg is the head of the a cappella group LaLeLu . Interview with Sören Sieg in the daily newspaper Die Welt on June 6, 2011; Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  4. a b Information on Katrin Sieg at Georgetown University , Washington, DC, USA; English, accessed May 9, 2013.
  5. a b cf. information on Katrin Sieg (“Stand 2008”) in the theater magazine Theater der Zeit ; Retrieved May 9, 2013.