Resident Director in Munich


Prof. Hans-Peter Söder (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Hans-Peter SoederA native of Karlsruhe, Germany, Prof. Hans-Peter Söder is Resident Director of the Junior Year in Munich and Adjunct Professor within the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Wayne State University.

Prof. Söder studied at St. John's College in Maryland before receiving his M.A. in German Studies and Ph.D. in German Intellectual History from Cornell University. As a graduate student he pursued research at the University of Oslo, the Universität Bielefeld, and the University of Tel Aviv; he also served as Director of Cornell's International Language House. Before becoming Resident Director of the JYM in 1994, Prof. Söder was Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he held a joint appointment in the departments of Foreign Languages and History.

Prof. Söder's publications range from Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Postmodernity to Cultural History, Globalism, and the state of the German university.

A lover of jokes, strange idioms, and anything old - from books to bicycles (preferably all in large quantities...), Prof. Söder lives year-round in Munich where he continues to refine his cross-cultural skills with his American wife Elizabeth and family.

Tel. (089) 52 35 08 33
Fax (089) 52 35 08 34
Hans.Soeder@lrz.uni-muenchen.de