Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dr. Martina Kohl

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Dr. Martina Kohl
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Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik → Literatur und Kultur Nordamerikas
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


Sprechzeiten: nach Absprache; vor und nach dem Seminar



Dr. Martina Kohl a Public Diplomacy practitioner, a scholar, writer and teacher. She is a Cultural Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, where she coordinates a Germany-wide speaker and a curriculum development program in American Studies. From 2007 to Nov. 2021, she served as Deputy General Editor of the American Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed open-access journal that focused on the intellectual debate about all aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the United States of America. She holds an M.A. and a Dr. Phil. in American Studies, English Studies and History from Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz. Dr. Kohl studied at Florida Southern College (1980-81) and taught and conducted research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1985-90). In 2013, she received the Hans Eberhard Piepho Prize for the U.S. Embassy School Election Project and the “Ausgezeichnete Orte – Land der Ideen” Award for the Going Green – Education for Sustainability Project in 2015. Dr. Kohl regularly teaches in the American Studies program at Humboldt University Berlin. She also taught at the Obama Institute at Mainz University, in the American Studies Department at Göttingen University, and at HMKW Berlin in Digital Journalism (MA level; WS 2021/22). She serves on the advisory board of the Salzburg Global American Studies Program. See scholarly publications here. Dr. Kohl will be publishing a fictional memoir, “Family Matters” with PalmArtPress Berlin in English and German in the spring of 2023.