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Sophia Strietholt
Teaching Assistant Professor, Language Program Director


Ph.D., German and Second Language Acquisition, University of Wisconsin­­­­–Madison, 2023

Intellectual Biography & Awards

My research interests largely focus on interdisciplinary approaches to second language learning, including – but not limited to – learner (de)motivation and the psychological processes involved in sustained language learning motivation. My current project analyzes the promise and potential of language learning as a transformative experience via a vignette-based study. I am further interested in investigating different areas of language pedagogy, especially social justice pedagogy, multilingualism and identity, as well as sociolinguistic topics and corpus-based teaching methods. I was recently awarded the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science Teaching Mentor Award.

Recent Publications

Strietholt, S., Larson-Guenette, J., & Fox, G. (2024). Using music reviews in the intermediate L2 German classroom: An exploratory lesson in genre-based writing. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1–11.