Anja Wieden earned her doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. Her dissertation is entitled "Female Experiences of Rape and Hunger in Postwar German Literature, 1945-1960." Since 2010, Anja is both Program Coordinator of German and Faculty Advisor for the Summer Study Abroad Program in Muenster at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Anja teaches a variety of language, culture, literature and film classes with an emphasis on postwar German topics. In the spring semester 2011, Anja was able to teach a German literature class based on her research at the SUNY Honor's Center ("Cigarettes and Nylons - Postwar Realities in Occupied Germany"). Anja is currently working on publications that focus on the narration and discourses of rape in postwar German literature.