Thomas M Herold

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Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Schmitt Hall 241L
973 655-7908
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M.A.:Humbolt University
Ph.D.:Harvard University
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Hallo! I am excited to be a part of the MSU community. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, I studied in Berlin and Zurich. Before going to grad school at Harvard, I worked and lived in Providence and New York City. I graduated in May, 2010 with a dissertation on time and literature. Before coming to MSU, I was a College Fellow at Harvard. At MSU, I am the coordinator of the German program. This Spring semester, I am teaching Beginning German I and II and a German Civilization course. Come talk to me about German classes (language and culture), the German major and minor, as well as study or work abroad, summer programs, German film series, German talks on campus, German Stammtisch, or anything else (the last World Cup?). In any case, join the German Club at MSU and the German Listserv (send me an email).


19th and 20th Century German Literature, German Film, Narrative Theory, Literature and Philosophy, Literary Anti-Semitism, Religion and Literature


Office Hours


  • Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm