Kim Misfeldt (2013)

Misfeldt1Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta.

Citation: “GIVE VOICE” shouts Kim Misfeldt’s own Voice, echoing from the walls of Augustana campus all the way to distant Germany (where, every spring, she gives life to placbased experiential pedagogy by bringing and guiding an ever-growing number of students from all over Canada). And the German language turns into the German Voice, offering students “new perspective and insights into …politics, relationships, religion, health…”, as one of them forcefully and gratefully acknowledges.

“GIVE VOICE” shouts Kim Misfeldt’s own voice, echoing from the walls of the Augustana Drama theater stage (where, as assistant director, she takes part in a production of the Vagina Monologues) all the way to the distant heart and soul of the stubborn Silence surrounding the Violence against Women, and the Silence breaks, a “life-changing, life-altering experience” students, actors and audience testify! Kim’s Voice, whether it focuses on one language or another, on one literature or another, at the junior level or at the senior level, in class or at the biweekly film nights, or the annual German Christmas party she organizes, “inspires, enlightens, empowers,” “brings out the very best in her students.”

“GIVE VOICE” shouts the 3M National Teaching Fellowship as it calls Kim to join it!

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Discipline of Study / Research Field: German Literature / second language pedagogy / study abroad research