Maggie graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in English and German in 2004. There she was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Phi Alpha. Upon graduation, she taught English to adult students returning to school as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant at the Ilmenau-Kolleg in Thuringia, Germany. In 2009-2010 she lived in Berlin and conducted research at the Staatsbibliothek as a student of the Free University. She received her MA and PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St Louis, where she defended her dissertation Reading, Travel, and the Pedagogy of Growing Up in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany under the supervision of Lynne Tatlock in March 2013. As a doctoral candidate at Washington University, Maggie taught courses in German language, literature, and culture at all levels. There she was also involved in campus shared governance, served as Co-President of the Graduate Student Senate, and was recognized with a Bridging GAPS Award for peer professional development.
Maggie’s teaching and research interests include travel literature, youth literature and culture, and German print culture in the long nineteenth century. She has presented on diverse topics in German Studies at conferences in the US and Germany, most recently as a member of the Coalition for Women in German and the Northeastern Modern Language Association. She is currently developing experimental syllabi for German in the Professions and also is working on a version of German Masterworks in Translation that will focus on sports, athletics, and the body. In the future she hopes to teach about German-US relations, GDR culture, and the history of German philosophical thought. Maggie currently lives with her husband Jonathan - who works at UNCG's Jackson Library and speaks fluent German - and her dog Mooki in Winston-Salem, NC. She enjoys attending UNCG alumni events and working out at the Gateway YWCA in Winston. Currently, Maggie serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Wake Forest University for the 2012-2013 academic year. Online you can find Maggie at http://www.maggiesmajors.com< and on twitter as @maggiesmajors.