Julia Ludewig

Julia Ludewig is Associate Professor of German at the World Languages and Cultures Department at Allegheny College where she teaches all levels of language, literature, and culture classes. Her research focuses on comics and graphic novels, language pedagogy, and the environmental humanities.

She is integrating the more-than-human world in her teaching and research. She has taught several community engaged writing classes on plants, a historical survey called “German Environmentalisms,” and co-led an experiential learning seminar to Germany on the theme of sustainability. A graphic essay on the intersection between comics and climate psychology will appear in Sequentials. She also advocates for climate action in her professional organizations and her small northwestern Pennsylvania hometown.

Wörter des Jahres (Umwelt-spezifisch) für Deutschland [Environmental (Non-)Words of the Year]


Enrich the German language classroom with an authentic practice that is as much linguistic as it is cultural! This project takes as its starting point “(Non-)Words of the Year,” chosen by committees in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Those words capture the public discourse and tackle terms from politics, pop culture, and–increasingly–the environment. Instructors can […]

Biophilia (Erich Fromm)


Why is it that, despite better knowledge, we have not been able to make the behavioral and political changes needed to avoid the unfolding ecological disaster? What in our personal and collective psyches makes us unable or even unwilling to do so? A pioneer with good answers was German-American psychoanalyst and social theorist Erich Fromm […]