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Dr Britta C. Jung


Britta C. Jung

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I
UCD Humanities Institute
University College Dublin, UCD Humanities Institute


In 2017, I was awarded a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct a comprehensive study in comparative literature under the mentorship of Prof. Anne Fuchs (UCD Humanities Institute). The two-year project is entitled "Contested Identities. A Comparative Study of the Migrant Experience in Contemporary German, Dutch and Irish Literature" and addresses - among other things - the urgent need to critically (re)examine the terms of the migration debate, including collective and national identity, belonging, displacement and transnationalism. In 2018, as part of the government's newly developed Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Léargas have additionally charged me with conducting a comprehensive study on the learning experience and impact of foreign languages on participants in all sectors of Erasmus+ in Ireland, i.e. Adult Education, Higher Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Youth. The study is also meant to assess awareness and attitudes toward foreign languages among those involved in these sectors in Ireland. My GOI Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UCD Humanities Institute is being extended accordingly.


  • Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow
    University College Dublin, UCD Humanities Institute, Dublin, Ireland18 Oct 2017


  • Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow
    University College Dublin, UCD Humanities Institute, Dublin, Ireland18 Oct 2017
  • Assistant Lecturer
    Mary Immaculate College, Department of German Studies, Limerick, Ireland2 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
  • Assistant Lecturer
    Waterford Institute of Technology, Department of Languages, Tourism and Hospitality, Waterford, Ireland4 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
  • Teaching Assistant
    Mary Immaculate College, Deptartment of German Studies, Limerick, Ireland5 Sep 2011 - 30 Jun 2014


  • Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow
    Higher Education Authority / Léargas3 Sep 2018


  • Research Integrity: Concise (core course, IRE version)
    Epigeum22 Nov 2018
  • Human Subjects Protections
    Epigeum27 Nov 2018
  • Conflict of Interest
    Epigeum1 Dec 2018
  • Intellectual Property
    Epigeum22 Mar 2019
  • Basic First Aid
    Sinnott Training & Certification Ltd (STAC)5 Aug 2017 - 5 Aug 2019


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    University of Groningen (joint award with Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick), Groningen Research Institute for the Studies of Humanities (ICOG), Groningen, Netherlands3 Sep 2007 - 30 Nov 2015
    German StudiesSupervised by R.M. Esser, S. Egger, A. Erll, W. Wende
  • Magistra Artium (M.A.)
    Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, General and Comparative Literature, American Studies, Art History, Mainz, Germany1 Oct 2001 - 31 Jan 2007


  • German
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Dutch; Flemish
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Afrikaans
    Can read and understand
  • Latin
    Can read