Congratulations to Dr. Yasemin Yildiz, the recipient of the 2016 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies for her outstanding academic work in the Humanities.
Dr. Yildiz is an Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at UCLA. She grew up in Bremen and began her academic life at the Universität Hamburg, where she studied German Literature and History, earning an M.A. with a thesis on Holocaust testimonies. She went on to complete her graduate training in German Studies at Cornell University. She frequently spends time in Berlin, whose diverse and lively cultural scene has provided much material and stimulus for her work.[Full article available on the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) website]