Emily Krauter

Assistant Professor

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Emily C. Krauter is Assistant Professor of German in Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University where she has taught since 2020. She received her BA from Indiana University, her MA from the University of Mississippi, and her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and scholarship focus on the efficacy of study abroad, marginalized German dialects with an emphasis on language attitudes, and language in the Grimms’ fairytales.

Most recently, Dr. Krauter collected data from Furman students participating in the Rhine May-X and Berlin study away programs to measure learning outcomes and intercultural communicative competencies. In addition to teaching all levels of German at Furman, as well as a variety of upper-division courses such as German Theatre and the Grimms’ Fairytales, Dr. Krauter also teaches linguistic courses for the Linguistics Minor which investigate the origin of language, Kiezdeutsch, and German language islands.

Finally, Dr. Krauter loves taking students abroad so that they can experience the magic of immersing themselves in a foreign culture. When she’s not at Furman, you can find Dr. Krauter trying out new recipes with her fiancé, walking on the Swamp Rabbit trail, or spending time with her two adorable cats, Sissi and Marcel.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., University of Mississippi
  • B.A., Indiana University

Research Interests

Second language acquisition, language identity, and attitudes, perceptual dialectology, study abroad, Kiezdeutsch, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, African American Vernacular English (AAVE)