Ruth Crawford is a Senior Lecturer in German and International Studies, teaching German and European Studies mainly, but also some Global Studies. She is also Subject Leader for German, coordinating the delivery of the Joint Honours provision of German language and thematic modules.
Before coming to NTU, Ruth taught German, Comparative Literature and Literary and Film Studies at Pennsylvania State University, the College of William and Mary and the University of Memphis, as well as teaching English at the Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Ruth's research interests are in family and gender in East German society, literature and film and on identity in contemporary Bosnian literature.
Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist in the School of Arts and Humanities and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.
Ruth is involved in the Midlands German Network which, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe Institut, and with five other higher education institutions in the Midlands, works to promote the study of German in schools and colleges and also to create partnerships between students of German and private enterprise.