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Christina Feil

Teaching Assistant

German and Russian Studies


Christina Feil is an ethnic German from Russia whose family migrated to Germany when she was six years old. Ever since then, she has been fascinated with languages. She studied German, English and Theology at the University of Education in Karlsruhe, Germany. After her practical year, she taught German as a Second Language to refugees and immigrants. These classes sparked her interest in ‘culture’ and its complex connection to language. To get to know more about this sophisticated field, Feil started studying ‘Intercultural Education, Migration and Multilingualism’ and finished her Master’s degree with the thesis, ‘Das Subjekt zwischen Kultur und Macht – Machtvolle Differenzpraxen im pädagogischen Deuten und Handeln von Lehrer*innen’. The master thesis was built on qualitative research with teachers in diverse classrooms and their attitude/behavior towards students with different ethnicities, and their constant influence by a complex of (inter-)national discourses.

Research Interests

  • The interaction of language, literature, and culture

Teaching Interests

  • German