German Language and Literatures
Department Chair:
Elizabeth Hamilton

Administrative Assistant:
Polly Bratton

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758650
Fax: 440 7756355

Peters Hall 222
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:30a - noon and 1:00p - 3:30p

Sabine Marina Jones

Sabine Marina Jones

German Faculty-in-Residence

Contact Information


Peters 221
(440) 775-5130

Personal Office Hours:
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
And by appointment.

Sabine Marina Jones

German Faculty-in-Residence,

Sabine Marina Jones

Educational Background

  • “Vordiplom” (Translation), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, FASK Germersheim, Germany, 1998
  • M.A. (Translation), Kent State University, 2001
  • M.A. (Germanic Languages), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
  • ABD (Modern European and Women’s and Gender History, African Diaspora), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ph.D. expected in 2014

Areas of Special Interest:

20th-Century German Literature, African Diaspora Studies (particularly Afro-German Studies), Migrant Literature, Modern European and Women’s and Gender History, Entertainment History, Foreign Languages

Marina Jones is currently completing her dissertation titled “’Outsiders Within': Afro-Germans in West Germany—Discourses, Perceptions, and Experiences, 1949–1989." Her dissertation project analyzes the West German discourses of Afro-Germans in print media and the Afro-German experiences and perceptions of these discourses between 1949 and 1989. She has taught German, history and global studies classes at UNC-Chapel Hill and has teaching and tutoring experience in German, French, Spanish, and English.

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