Maria Ebner, in addition to teaching all levels of German language, teaches interdisciplinary advanced undergraduate literature courses as well as graduate German for reading courses. Currently, she is the coordinator for the German Language Program at Fordham University as well.
She has received her undergraduate education in her native Austria before attending Vanderbilt University, where she earned her Master's and Ph.D. in German Literature. There, she also held the position of Graduate Programs Assistant at the Center for Teaching consulting on topics of teaching, learning, and professional development across the disciplines. Her field of reseach explores the many realms of migration, identity formation and representation, and portraying images of minorities in literature, film, and art. The approach to research, she is interested in, aims for an extra-disciplinary perspective extending from literature to philosophy to performance and theory. She is drawn to the potentiality of writing love and death, dilemmas in representation, and the revolutionary ideas of writing and heterotopias. Maria Ebner is also an enthusiastic painter with a strong interest in the intersections of visual arts and literature and is currently working on a series of decayed wood pieces entitled Don't Tread on Me Either.