Congratulations Dr. Tanja Stampfl

Tanja Stampfl is graduating in May from Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge with a PhD in English. She wrote her dissertation on "(Im)Possible Encounters, Possible (Mis)Understandings between the West and Its Other: The Case of The Maghreb."

 Dr. Tanja Stampfl

Dr. Tanja Stampfl

Tanja Stampfl is graduating in May from Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge with a PhD in English. She wrote her dissertation on "(Im)Possible Encounters, Possible (Mis)Understandings between the West and Its Other: The Case of The Maghreb."

In August she will enter professional life and teach as an Assistant Professor in English (world literature) at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Tanja is a native of the South Tyrol (Northern Italy) and first came to the University of New Orleans in August 2000 by of the UNO exchange program with the University of Innsbruck. In the fall of 2001 she was enrolled in the English graduate program at UNO and completed her Master’s degree in May 2003, earning the coveted “Outstanding Graduate Student” award from the UNO English Department that year.

During the academic year 2003/4 she worked as an adjunct instructor in English at UNO. She also taught Italian for the UNO Summer School in Innsbruck for the past couple of summers. She is married to Andre Martinez, the coordinator of the UNO Summer School in Innsbruck.