Adjunct Professor

Neill Hall 205

Brigetta (Britt) Abel (BA Cornell University; MA and PhD, University of Minnesota) has taught at Macalester as a Visiting Assistant Professor since 2000 and became an Adjunct Professor in 2012. She has taught all language courses in the first three years of the curriculum, led the study abroad program in Vienna, and developed advanced seminars, including one on “Sex and the (German) City.” Her research interests include Weimar and exile literature and film, and feminist approaches to the study of things German. Recently, Britt has spent her time working on vampires and the evolution of the image of the vampire in the twentieth century, which resulted in the development of a first-year course entitled “Vampires: from Monsters to Superheroes.” Most of her research involves watching, discussing, and reading about all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her friends and family enthusiastically approve of this line of inquiry.