Mikael Olsson Berggren

Mikael Olsson Berggren

Lecturer in German
Washington University, PhD
research interests:
  • German language and culture at all levels
  • Berlin
  • urban and metropolitan studies
  • mobility studies
  • the Weimar Republic
  • Holocaust studies
  • film and visual culture
  • print culture and media history

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    MSC 1104-0146-03
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130

Mikael graduated from Linnaeus University in 2013 with bachelor's degrees in political science and German. Most recently, Mikael graduated with a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University and now serves as Lecturer in the department.

Mikael Olsson Berggren’s research focuses on German literature and film in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on Berlin’s cultural history.

In his doctoral research, he examined the ways in which public transportation systems influenced Berlin’s cultural identity and the daily lives of its residents in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In addition to his research on Berlin and public transit, he is also working on a project that looks at literary expressions of deportation during the Holocaust.

Mikael teaches German language courses on all levels and has previously also taught Swedish for many years at Washington University.