A native Austrian and trained translator for Spanish and English, Eva Kuttenberg came to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in German from New York University. Her teaching career has taken her from the Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas via Minnesota to the Big Apple where she taught at NYU, Columbia University, CUNY, and the Goethe Institute. After three years as a lecturer of German at Haverford and Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia, she became an Assistant Professor of German at the University of Dallas, then at Albion College in Michigan, and finally at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in 2003.
Her research on the literary and cinematic staging of suicide, visual culture in Vienna of the 1920s, and the postwar Viennese topography of memory has appeared in the peer-reviewed academic journals Austrian Studies, Seminar, Gegenwartsliteratur, Monatshefte, German Quarterly, Modern Austrian Literature, Women in German Yearbook, and Unterrichtspraxis. She contributed book chapters to the edited collections New Austrian Film, Literatur und Kultur im Österreich der Zwanziger Jahre, and A Companion to the Works of Arthur Schnitzler. This former international exchange student in the Dominican Republic and international exchange teacher in the U.S. embraces world languages and cultures.
She enjoys sharing her knowledge about the language, culture, films, history, literature, and current affairs of the German speaking countries with her students. With great pleasure she also serves a slice of Austrian culture.