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Lisa Barge

Ph.D. Candidate in German Studies


 Lisa Barge is a native Californian who earned her BA in German and BS in Physics at Arizona State University in 2008 before coming to Stanford to pursue an interdisciplinary project in the German Studies Department. She is interested in exploring those points at which science, technology and culture meet, and in bringing philosophical texts written by scientists into a broader humanistic context with an eye to creative nuances. Her dissertation is titled Beyond Objectivity: Questioning Shifting Scientific Paradigms in Erwin Schrödinger's Thought.




Teaching Assistant/Instructor. German Language First-Year Sequence (3 Quarters), taught in German. Meets M-F. Responsibilities included bringing novice and intermediate speakers to the intermediate-mid level in German through a concentration on oral proficiency and exposure to authentic reading and listening materials; use of Deutsch: Na Klar!, multimedia (incld. films, online videos, web content), computerized oral and written exams, and oral proficiency interviews. Winter, Spring and Autumn 2011. 

Tutor. Language and Orientation Tutoring Program. Responsibilities include meeting weekly with non-native English speaking graduate students to help them with oral communication (conversation and presentation skills), professional and casual writing, and American cultural literacy. Spring 2011-2013.

Arizona State University:

Teaching Assistant. Physics III: Waves, Thermodynamics & Optics. For majors. Responsibilities included grading and holding a weekly office hour. Spring 2008.

Teaching Assistant. University Physics III: Electricity and Magnetism. For non-majors. Responsibilities included grading, setting up and testing labs,  and guiding students through experiments during their weekly lab hour. Spring 2008.

Teaching Assistant. General Physics I. For non-majors. Responsibilities included grading and conducting a weekly recitation hour, which covered new concepts in greater detail. Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.


School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, Summer 2012    


Graduate Student Coordinator for the Language and Orientation Tutoring Program. Stanford University, 2012-2013

Stanford Ignite Program, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Summer 2013.