Associate Professor of German | 2021-2022 German Program Coordinator

Office: 541-737-3957

Kidder Hall

Kidder Hall 218

2000 SW Campus Way

2000 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph.D. German Cultural Studies, University of Texas at Austin (2006)
M.A. German, University of Florida (2001)
Akademische Zwischenprüfung German Literature, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany (1998)
Akademische Zwischenprüfung American Literature, Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg, Germany (1997)
Office Hours: 
By appointment only

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I joined Oregon State University in 2008 after a one-year visiting appointment at Montana State University. I hold a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, a M.A. from the University of Florida, and two BA equivalent degrees in English (Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Germany) and in German (Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich, Germany). At OSU I am Associate Professor in the School of Language, Culture, and Society.

Film is my passion. I am the author of East German Cinema: DEFA and Film History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and the co-editor (with Sean Allan) of Re-imagining DEFA. East German Cinema in its National and Transnational Context (Berghahn, 2015). My essays about German film and language pedagogy have appeared in journals and edited volumes. See a full bibliography by clicking the tab on the right.

I serve as director on the board of the Oregon Cartoon Project and am responsible for the organization's publications in digital and print forms.

At OSU I have developed the curriculum of the very first online major in German in North America (perhaps even world-wide).


Affiliated with: 
World Language & Cultures
Research/Career Interests: 

(East) German cinema, animation, fan studies, online learning, language pedagogy

My Publications


Book Chapter

Heiduschke, Sebastian. “Penis-Bodied Specimen In The Exhibit Körperwelten ('Body Worlds')”. How To Make The Body: Difference, Identity, And Embodiment. Bloomsbury, 2022. 103-18. Print. How To Make The Body: Difference, Identity, And Embodiment.


Journal Article

Heiduschke, Sebastian. Teststrategien Im Virtuellen Deutschunterricht. Revista Lengua y Cultura 2.4 (2021): 80-89. Web. Revista Lengua Y Cultura.


Book Chapter

Heiduschke, Sebastian. Co-Producing World Cinema: Germany And Transnational Film Production. Transnational German Studies. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020. 133-150. Print. Transnational German Studies.


Book Chapter

Creech, Jennifer, and Sebastian Heiduschke. Gendered Spectacle: The Liberated Gaze In The Defa Film Der Strass. Gender And Sexuality In East German Film. Boydell & Brewer, 2018. 249-268. Print. Gender And Sexuality In East German Film.
Heiduschke, Sebastian. Germany. Women's Lives Around The World: A Global Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. 4 Vol. ABC-CLIO, 2018. 126-133. Print. Women's Lives Around The World: A Global Encyclopedia.

Journal Article

Heiduschke, Sebastian. Women’s Interventions In The Contemporary German Film Industry. Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 33.3 (2018): 147–155. Print. Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, And Media Studies.


Book Chapter

Heiduschke, Sebastian, and Prats David. Building And Sustaining Language Degrees Online: The Case Of German And Spanish. Online Language Teaching Research. Corvallis: Trysting Tree Books, 2017. 151-171. Print. Online Language Teaching Research.


Book Chapter

Heiduschke, Sebastian. Cinematic Reflections Of Germany's Postunification Woes: Architecture And Urban Space Of Frankfurt (Oder) In Halbe Treppe, Lichter And Kombat Sechzehn. Bloom And Bust: Urban Landscapes In The East Since German Reunificaiton. Berghahn Books, 2015. 67-87. Print. Bloom And Bust: Urban Landscapes In The East Since German Reunificaiton.