About the Author
Suin Roberts is a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She received her Ph.D. in German at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005. Her research interests include politeness theory, intercultural communication, and German migrant literature. Robert Schechtman is an Instructor and Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is writing on the German discourse of community (Gemeinschaft) in the Weimar Republic. His research interests include German intellectual history, social aspects of visual culture and new media, gender theory, and semiotics.