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Emily Rose Kraus

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MA German Alumna
PhD French & Italian
Instructor of Record for German (spring 2024)

Emily Rose Kraus graduated with an MA in German in spring 2024. She received her PhD in the Dept. of Romance Languages in summer 2024. 

Dr. Kraus' main areas of study are medieval and 19th-century literatures. She received her BA in Modern Languages, which included both a specialization in French and in-depth studies of German and Italian. In the German Department, she wrote an MA thesis focusing on Hartmann von Aue’s Iwein and Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain. In the Romance Languages Department, she focused on the works of Baudelaire, Hugo, Proust, and Zola for her PhD dissertation. Her main passion is helping people to read since reading is essential to learning a foreign language. As a professor, she desires to teach French, German, and Italian literatures, which are only taught at the university level in the United States. 


2016 BA (Modern Language and Culture) Kennesaw State University - Summa Cum Laude

2020 MA (Romance Languages) University of Georgia

2021 Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia - University of Georgia

2024 MA (German) University of Georgia

2024 PhD (French and Italian) University of Georgia

Kraus, Emily. “La Quête de Soi : Les relations dans La nausée de Sartre.” The Kennesaw Tower Online Undergraduate Research Journal, vol. 6, 2014, (

Major Professor

Alexander Sager

Associate Professor of German
(706) 542-2446

Committee Members

External Committee

Dr. Catherine Jones

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