• German Faculty-in-Residence
  • Peters Hall 221
  • 440-775-5130
  • Monday
    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    and by appointment


  • “Vordiplom” (Translation), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, FASK Germersheim, Germany
  • M.A. (Translation), Kent State University
  • M.A. (Germanic Languages), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • ABD (Modern European and Women’s and Gender History, African Diaspora), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Areas of Special Interest:

20th-Century German Literature, African Diaspora Studies (particularly Afro-German Studies), Migrant Literature, Modern European and Women’s and Gender History, Entertainment History, Foreign Languages

Marina Jones is currently completing her dissertation titled “‘Outsiders Within’: Afro-Germans in West Germany—Discourses, Perceptions, and Experiences, 1949–1989. ” Her dissertation project analyzes the West German discourses of Afro-Germans in print media and the Afro-German experiences and perceptions of these discourses between 1949 and 1989. She has taught German, history and global studies classes at UNC-Chapel Hill and has teaching and tutoring experience in German, French, Spanish, and English. Since 2014, she has been working with an international network of scholars promoting the study of the history of Black people in Central Europe (https://blackcentraleurope.com/).

Faculty Notes

  • Sabine Marina Jones Attends Symposium, Presents Paper

    March 9, 2015

    Sabine Marina Jones, faculty-in-residence and German lecturer, attended the Foreign Language Housing Symposium at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT March 5-6, 2015. There, she presented her paper "Foreign Language Housing (FLH): Engaging Students of World Languages Beyond the Classroom." She and other symposium participants will contribute to an edited volume on Foreign Language Housing.