Lisa Barge

Assistant Professor (LTA), German Language & Culture
Language Studies
  • Mailing Address:

    3359 Mississauga Road
    Maanjiwe nendamowinan, 4th floor
    Mississauga ON L5L 1C6

Areas of Academic Interest

  • Science and Literature
  • Intellectual History of Science
  • Ecocriticism
  • 20th Century German Literature

Recently Taught Courses

  • University of Toronto, Mississauga (2018–Present)
    • Taught German Cultural Studies I (GER 150H). Introduction to cultural, social, and intellectual history from the Middle Ages to the present. Course reading list covers key canonical figures, as well as female and multicultural figures. Taught in English. Meets two hours per week.
    • Taught Introductory German I (GER 100Y). Full-year, first-year intensive language course. Meets four hours per week. Practice in comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Princeton University (2017):
    • Taught Advanced German (German 107). Advanced undergraduate German language course meeting 3 hours per week. Continues improvement of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing using literary texts. Course culminates in students reading and discussing Franz Kafka’s Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) in German.
  • Stanford University (2009–2016):
    • Taught intensive undergraduate German language course sequence, meeting 5 hours per week. Designed and taught student-centric lessons that focused on oral, reading, and writing proficiency, grounded in national ACTFL assessment standards and prioritizing exposure to authentic reading and listening materials. Also taught conversation courses meeting 1 hour per week.
  • Arizona State University (2006–2008):
    • Taught physics recitations as teaching assistant. Responsibilities included: teaching weekly recitations that covered new concepts in greater detail; setting up and testing labs, and guiding students through experiments; holding weekly office hours; grading.
Stanford University, Ph.D. in German Studies (2016)
Arizona State University, B.S. in Physics (2008)
Arizona State University, B.A. in German (2008)


German Language & Culture