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Dustin Lofland Smith

Graduate Student of Germanic Languages and Literatures

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Dustin came to Illinois in 2010 after a year in Hamburg as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. He received his B.A. in German and Government from The College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2009 and his M.A. here in 2012.

Along with his studies, Dustin teaches in the department. Everything from German 101 to Viking Mythology and "The Holocaust in Context" has come up on his teaching schedule so far. 

Dustin is currently researching modern German detective fiction and its peculiar position among the burgeoning international body of crime fiction.

Other research interests include the early German Romanticism, the Jugendbewegung and the B√ľndisch movement, the concept of Heimat, multi-lingualism and dialect in literature, and more.