Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Sederberg, who received honorable mention in the 2014 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition. Kathryn, who currently holds a visiting assistant professorship in German at Bowdoin College, defended her dissertation  on “Germany’s Rubble Texts: Writing History in the Present, 1943-1951” last year to great acclaim. The dissertation was chaired by Julia Hell, with Kerstin Barndt, Andreas Gailus and Johannes von Moltke serving as members of the committee.
This honorable mention makes Kathryn’s one of the top 20 among the more than 800 dissertations produced at the University of Michigan last year!