Brenna Reinhart Byrd

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  • Assistant Professor, German Studies
  • Director of Beginning German
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • German Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Linguistics
  • Masters in Teaching World Languages
1003 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-3629
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2004-2010 Ph.D. Germanic Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Advisor: Christopher M. Stevens
2003-2004 Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany: Germanistik (via DAAD stipend)
2003 M.A., UCLA; Germanic Linguistics
2000 B.A., University of Texas at Austin: German with minor in Linguistics
1998-1999 Universität Kassel, Germany: Germanistik (via VDAC stipend)

Selected Publications: 
  • “Teaching Proto-Indo-European as a Constructed Language,” with Andrew Byrd; Jeffrey Punske, Amy Fountain, and Nathan Sanders (eds.). Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy. Oxford University Press (September 2020).  
  • “Supporting Graduate Students of Color in German Studies: A Syllabus,” Ervin Malakaj and Regine Criser (eds.). Diversity, Decolonialization, and the German Curriculum. Palgrave Macmillan (March 2020). 
  • Resistance Vernaculars in Turkish-German Hip-hop,” Justin Williams (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Hip Hop. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (April 2015)