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: 8:30 a.m.–Noon and 1–3:30 p.m.

Sabine Marina Jones

Sabine Marina Jones

German Faculty-in-Residence

Contact Information


Peters 221
(440) 775-5130

Personal Office Hours:
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
and by appointment

Sabine Marina Jones

Educational Background

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

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. Since 2014, she has been working with an international network of scholars promoting the study of the history of Black people in Central Europe (

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