Dr. Sabine Bierwirth has taught courses in previous semesters on Literature and Culture in the GDR, Berlin in crime-fiction, and Female Figures in Berlin History and Present.
She studied German literature, French language and literature, and educational science at the Heinrich-Heine University at Düsseldorf and wrote her doctoral thesis on Heinrich Heine. She worked as an editor at the Heine-Institute (Düsseldorf) and has many years of experience in teaching German as a foreign language. She has taught at several American universities (Georgetown University, University of Maryland, American University, 2006-2009) and at the University Paris Sud in France, 2015-2016; from 2010 to 2014 she taught in the program for exchange students and in the masters course “Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Kulturvermittlung” at Freie Universität Berlin. She has published on Heinrich Heine and on 18th century literature; her current area of research is the literature of the Restoration period.