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Nathan Bates

Nathan Bates



Dakota Hall 323

Phone: (605) 677-5357




I have been teaching German continuously since September 2007.

Teaching Interests:

German Language, Literature, History, Film, Culture, and<br>Foreign Language Pedagogy

Research Interests:

20th Century Modernism; The relationship between language, technology, and literature; German Romanticism; Contemporary Germany


  • Ph D, Germanics, University of Washington, 2018
  • MA, German Studies, Brigham Young University, 2011
  • BA, German Literature, Brigham Young University, 2008


  • CTL Travel Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2019 - 2020)

Awards and Honors:

  • AATG Professional Development Grant (ACTFL Virtual Convention), ACTFL and AATG, 2020
  • AATG Seminar for Program Building through Curricular Reform, AATG, 2019
  • CTL Travel Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, USD, 2019
  • German Embassy Grant for Shaping Germany Campus Week, 2018, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2018
  • CTL Course Design Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2018
  • Manfred Bansleben Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018, University of Washington, 2018


  • Bates, Nathan J.. „Hat der Deutschunterricht eine Seele?": Erfahrungen eines uneingeweihten Deutschlehrers mit Studierenden von Lakota und Dakota." ("Does German as second language instruction have a soul?": the Experiences of a Rookie German Teacher with Students of Lakota and Dakota). Presented at the GETVICO, New York City (online). (September 28, 2019)
  • Bates, Nathan J.. The Artificial Mind of Irmgard Keun's The Artificial Silk-Girl: The Boundedness of Representing the Mind in German High Modernist Novels. Presented at the (Un)told Stories: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research Conference, March 12-14, 2019, MUC, 2nd Floor, USD. (March 12, 2019)