Fabia Weisser

Weisser Germanic Languages and Literatures at Ohio State

Fabia Weisser

Master's Student / GTA


Hagerty Hall, 4th floor


BA, Technical University of Dresden, 2020. English, American Studies, and History
with primary focuses: North American Cultural Studies and Early Modern European History
Bachelor's thesis:
Encounters With Native Americans In Early Colonial Georgia.
The Salzburger Emigrants And Their Reports On The Interactions With Indigenous Peoples.

Research Interests
Early Modern History and Literature
Manuscript Studies
Transcription of Early Modern High German Cursive

Education & Exchanges

October 2020 – July 2021 
Masters student at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, History
with primary focus: Early Modern European History

August 2019 – December 2019 
International exchange student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

February 2019 – March 2019 
Exchange program participant at Belmont University, Nashville


August 2021 – Present

Graduate Teaching Associate – Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University
Courses taught: 

  • German 1101 (Fall 2021)
  • German 1102 (Spring 2022)

March 2021 – September 2021
Teaching Assistant – Chair of Early Modern History
University of Munich, Germany

January 2021 – June 2021
Research Assistant – Technical University of Munich Archive 
Technical University of Munich, Germany 

December 2018 – June 2020
Teaching Assistant – Chair of Early Modern History
Technical University of Dresden, Germany

October 2016 – December 2018
English and German Tutor
Studienkreis Radebeul, Germany

University Service (at the Ohio State University)

  • 2021/22: Co-chair of the OSU financial committee of the German Graduate Student Association
  • 2021/22: organized “Kaffeestunde”, an extracurricular event for learners of German, in a committee of three


Awards (at The Ohio State University)

  • Felice M. Grad Scholarship Award
  • International Research and Scholarship Grant
  • Nicholas G. Howe Grant
  • Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant


Publications and Conferences

  • Book Review: Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger: Die Kaiserin in ihrer Zeit. Reviewed in Central Europe Yearbook Vol. 2 (2020): 19-21 (featuring an English translation by James Brueckel: 22-24).
  • Article: “Encounters with Native Americans in Early Colonial Georgia. The Salzburger Emigrants and their Reports on Interactions with Indigenous Peoples” in Central Europe Yearbook Vol. 3 (2021): 114-131.
  • Tierbücher für die „gemeinen Männer“. Die Entwicklung der Verbindung von Schrift und Bild als Tradition naturwissenschaftlichen Wissens für „jedermann“ in der Frühen Neuzeit (2022, February). The Ohio State University, 14th annual GGSA Conference.