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Geraldine Grimm
Contact Info
Olin Center 317
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-2621

Geraldine Grimm
Part-time Lecturer of German Program

B.A., Trinity College Dublin
M.A., Tufts University
M.A. hon., Trinity College Dublin
Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests
German Language, Literature, Culture, and Philosophy.

Geraldine Grimm (Ph.D. Harvard University) has 30 years of university teaching experience. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Theological German at the Harvard Divinity School, a Lecturer in German Language/Literature at Tufts University and Boston College, and an Expository Writing Instructor at the Harvard Extension School where she won the James E. Conway Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing in 2012. Dr. Grimm has been awarded the Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for every course she taught in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard College from 1989 to 2007. She is a three-time nominee (2003, 2005, 2006) of the distinguished Levinson Award for Excellence in Teaching at Harvard University. Previously she taught German courses in the Harvard Summer School, Boston University, Suffolk University, and MIT. In 2015, she received Boston College's "Affordable Course Materials Initiative Grant" to fund her project of sourcing online materials at zero-cost to students.

Dr. Geraldine Grimm teaches 10 courses per year.


  • "The Jelly Doughnut Speech?" Harvard Management Communication Letter (4 :1, 2001)
  • Wein/Weib/Gesang. (Trans. of J. d’Este’s Wine/Women/Song, London: Impress, 1998)
  • "Milk Mourning" in Dudley Review, Cambridge: Harvard University, 1994