Manuela Achilles is Assistant Professor of German and History as well as the Director of the interdisciplinary Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia. She teaches transnational German history and cultural studies, and has published broadly on the political culture of Weimar Democracy. Achilles is currently completing her book manuscript, Invisible Fatherland: Constitutional Patriotism and the Desire for Democracy in Weimar Germany. Her second research and teaching interest revolves around green thought and practices with a focus on the German Energy Revolution. Together with Dana Elzey, she is the editor of Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Palgrave MacMillan Energy, Climate and the Environment Series, 2013).
Assistant Professor of German and History, Director of the Center for German Studies at UVA