Tamara Kamatović joined the department in 2011 after receiving her B.A. in German Literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2008-2009, she spent the academic year at the University of Leipzig on a DAAD undergraduate study grant. She was awarded a Fulbright Ernst Mach scholarship for dissertation research in Vienna in 2015-2016. Her dissertation, titled “Caught Between Four Walls: Censorship, Autobiography, Lust, and Melancholy in Biedermeier Austria,” is a cultural history of the Biedermeier period in Vienna, which spanned the years after the Vienna Congress to the revolutions in Europe around 1848. Tamara is currently teaching a course on comedy and political resistance in twentieth-century Germany.