Maris Saagpakk received her PhD in Baltic-German literature from Tallinn University in 2007. She is currently Associate Professor of German literature and cultural studies at the Institute of Humanities of Tallinn University. Her main academic fields are the history of Baltic-German literature, life writing, cultural transfer, sociolinguistics and postcolonial studies. The most recent publications concern the patterns of colonialism established by the Baltic-Germans in Estonia, Baltic-German autobiographic texts from 17th century, Linguistic Landscapes and autobiographies of Baltic-German women.

Main tasks

Associate Professor of German Cultural History and Literature

Head of MA Program Teacher of Foreign Languages

Researcher in the project PRG 1206

Areas of research

Baltic-German literature and cultural history, German cultural history, life writing, Linguistic Landscapes, multilingual classroom, multilingualism in literature, translation history