The Writing Center Team

Dr. Verena Bernardi (she/her)

Dr. Bernardi is an Academic Administrator and Senior Lecturer (Fachrichtungsreferentin) for the Anglistik, Amerikanistik department. She is also the co-founder of the Writing Center as well as its coordinator for administration and funding. Dr. Bernardi’s background is in American cultural and television studies, and her research interests include Southern Regionalism, popular culture, and vampire studies.


Theresa Hauß (she/her)

Theresa is studying Education (Lehramt) with a focus on English and German at Saarland University. She likes learning about and working in all genres, but loves non-fiction. In terms of academics, she is interested in psychology and American cultural studies. As a student assistant for the center, Theresa creates social media and digital educational materials. She also provides orginizational support for student outreach. 


Danielle Kopf-Giammanco, MA (she/her)

Danielle is a PhD Candidate in North American Literary & Cultural Studies. She is the primary writing consultant and coordinator for the Writing Center, as well as its co-founder. Although she works best on academic and scientific writing, Danielle enjoys working with writers in all genres and across disciplines. Her background is in history and medieval studies. Her research interests are historiography, epistemology, rhetoric, American cultural studies, and critical race and whiteness studies.


Álvaro Pedreño Rubio (he/him)

Álvaro is studying computer science and is completeing his study abroad here at Saarland University through the Transform4Europe program. He is intreated in softwear development and enjoys challenging coding projects. The University of Alicante in Spain is his home university and will be at Saarland Univeristy for one year. As a student assistant, Álvaro is focused on creating digital teaching materials and a digital space to facilitate a stronger link between the University of Alicante and the UdS community through the Transform4Europe program.    


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