Graduate Student, New York University
Kiersten Remster is a current Masters student in European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. She holds a B.A. in Art History and German from the University of Dayton. During her time at UD, she was a recipient of the Herbenick Award for the most outstanding Core student and was actively engaged in the Academic Affairs Committee. Her interests in art history and German language led her to study in Salzburg, Austria for a semester and later she completed a summer of research at the University of Oxford, where she focused on communist architecture in Eastern Europe. During her time at UD, she finished an honors thesis on recollective outsider art by German ex-patriots in America during the Postwar Era. Upon graduation, she was awarded an Austrian Ministry of Education Teaching Assistantship, administered by Fulbright Austria. She taught English for the following school year in Vienna, where she introduced the topic of Young Earth Creationism in America to her Austrian classroom.