Korean Studies

Birgit Geipel, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Director of MA Program


University of Tübingen
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Department of Korean Studies

 Wilhelmstr. 133, Room 56

 +49-7071-29 72705

birgit.geipelspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de 

Office Hours

Thursday: 12.00 - 14.00h
The consultaion time must be booked via the link and will be held in-person.

[Time-slot applications]


Birgit Geipel received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside. Her doctoral thesis and current research examines literary and cinematic discourses of national division and unification in Korea and Germany. Her further research interests include North Korean, diasporic and transnational literature and film.

Academic Profile

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature

University of California, Riverside

M.A. in Comparative Literature

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

Courses Taught

  • MA Translation - Korean Short Stories
  • Modern Korean History after 1945
  • Premodern Korea
  • Recent Research in Korean Studies
  • Division Literature in Korea and Germany