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Alexandra Pfefferle



During her studies at the University of Vienna (German/English Studies), Alexandra Pfefferle gathered valuable experience as Assistant for the Austria-Illinois Exchange Program.  After completing her studies in Vienna, including a semester at the Lomonossow State University in Moscow, she finished her MA in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and continued in its PhD Program. During her doctoral studies, she taught for two years at UIUC. She offered courses and conducted research for two additional years at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität in Germany. Dr. Pfefferle’s dissertation on Contemporary Austrian Literature, “Geschichte(n) in globalisierten ZeitRäumen. Österreichische Romane nach 2000” was published in 2019. Her research areas include Globalization, Migration & Transcultural Exchange, Newer Austrian and German Literature/Film.

"After my study, research, and teaching experiences in Austria, Russia, Germany, as well as the US, I am particularly proud to serve now as Director for the Illinois in Vienna Programs (IiVP). I consider myself privileged to explore Vienna, Austria and Europe, their academic landscape, cultures and languages with our students. Participating in this form of transatlantic dialogue, by creating new opportunities in high-quality and diverse student exchange, means the world to me.“

Please contact Dr. Pfefferle for further information about the IiVP and its components at the following address:

Group photoDr. Alexandra Rosa Pfefferle, Director                             
Illinois in Vienna Programs (IiVP)
Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) Wien/
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Welthandelsplatz 1, Gebäude LC, Room 4.344
A-1020 Wien, Austria 


Tel. (011-43-1) 31336-4063