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Brenna Reinhart Byrd
Associate Professor, German Studies
Director of Beginning German
Contact Information
1003 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-3629
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)
Research Interests
  • Germanic Linguistics
  • Turkish-German identity
  • Hip Hop Studies
  • Style and Sociolinguistic Variation
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • History of the German Language
  • Game Studies
  • ConLangs
  • Proto-Indo-European
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
  • Resistance Vernaculars
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • German Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Masters in Teaching World Languages
  • American Association for Teachers of German (AATG)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)
  • Kentucky World Languages Association