University of Mississippi

Corina L. Petrescu (on leave 2016-17)

Associate Professor of German and Director of the Basic German Language Program
Office: E-208 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-7716 | petrescu at

Dr. Corina L. Petrescu is Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi, where she has been teaching since 2008. She obtained her Licenţă in German and American studies from Universitatea Bucureşti, Romania, (2000), her M.A. in German studies with a cultural studies certificate from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, (2000) and her Ph. D. in German studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006). Dr. Petrescu teaches courses in German language, literature, and cultural studies and European studies. Her research interests include National Socialist Germany, representations of 1968 in the German and Romanian imaginary, transcultural literature, German-Jewish relations from the 18th century to the present, and East-European Yiddish theater.