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Nina Berman

Nina Berman

Director and Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

nina.berman@asu.edu

School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University
PO Box 870202
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Director and Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Nina Berman is the director of and a professor in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University. Her research areas include globalization studies, humanitarianism, tourism, German orientalism and colonialism, Germans in Africa, and intercultural hermeneutics. She joined ASU in 2016.

Professor Berman's has held previous teaching appointments at The Ohio State University (2001-2016), the University of Texas at Austin (1994-2001), and a guest professorship at Georg-August Universität, Göttingen (2014). 

She has written and co-edited six books and special issues, most recently Germans on the Kenyan Coast: Land, Charity, and Romance (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017), and published numerous book chapters, review articles, book reviews, and articles. She speaks German, Arabic, French, and Kiswahili. 

Education

  • PhD, Department of German, University of California Berkley, 1994
  • MA, Department of German, San Francisco State University, 1989
  • BA, Zwischenprufung in German, Arabic, and History, Georg-August-Universitat, Gottingen, Germany, 1983

Expertise

Editorials

2019

Schlosser, P., D. White, K. Merrigan, K. Lackner, G. Dirks, R. Aggarwal, N. Berman, C. Boone, H. Eakin, M. Laubichler, B. Sarda and S. van der Leeuw. 2019. Recognizing the urgency of our climate crisis: ASU Global Futures Laboratory response to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land [Editorial]. Retrieved from link