Michelle Hardy

Michelle Hardy started her graduate career at Georgetown in Fall 2017.

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She received her BA in German and Russian from the University of Iowa in December 2014 and her MA at Georgetown in Spring 2020. She has lived, studied and taught in Germany and Austria and also worked as a freelance translator. Michelle’s research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century German and Austrian Literature, focusing on representations of historical memory, cultural hybridity, and identity. Working at the intersection of feminist Disability Studies and literary analysis, she is particularly interested in how disability is portrayed in both fiction and life-writing. She is very fond of teaching and expanding her knowledge of language pedagogy and genre theory.