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Associate Professor of German, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2018

Priscilla Layne is an associate professor of German at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her BA at the University of Chicago, and PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. After her undergraduate studies, Layne received a Fulbright teaching fellowship in Berlin, followed by a grant from the Study Foundation of the Berlin Parliament to conduct a qualitative analysis of the leftist skinhead scene. Layne is author of White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture (Michigan, 2018) and co-editor of Rebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History, and Art (with Melissa Etzler, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). Her work has been supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Institute for African American Research, among others. Layne has also received several grants from the German Embassy to develop programming on the University of North Carolina campus.

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