Kaufman Hall 114
Dr. Sabrina Viktoria Bacher is a faculty member in Spanish and German and coordinates the Lower Division Spanish Program.
Throughout her academic formation and career, Dr. Bacher has developed a unique interdisciplinary perspective in philosophy, psychology, education, and modern languages. She combines and integrates these fields in her research and teaching. Her aim is to awaken and maintain students’ curiosity, wonder, and metamotivation so they become critical thinkers and independent learners who strive towards lifelong learning.
Moreover, Dr. Bacher is currently serving her second year as Vice President of The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE- link), which was established in Chicago in 1975.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
· Dissertation: “The Right to Education [Bildung]. An Ethical Investigation”
M.A. (5-year program) in English and American Studies (literature, linguistics, teaching methodology), University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
M.A. (5-year program) in Philosophy, Psychology, Spanish (literature, linguistics, teaching methodology), University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
· Thesis (in Philosophy): „Sexism and Racism. An Ethical Investigation on Two Similar Forms of Discrimination”
Academic degree (Praxisfelderweiterung) in Teaching German as a foreign language, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Research Interests (Philosophy):
Ethics, Philosophy of Education, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language
November 2, 2019: “Principles of Ethics in Education. A Mixed Deontological-Teleological Approach” presentation at the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) Conference in Chicago, IL
November 1, 2019: “Why We Need More Polymaths. A Tribute to Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th Anniversary” presentation at The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) Conference in Chicago, IL
September 13, 2019: “A Four-Principles-Approach toward a Holistic Implementation of the Right to Education and its Realization through UNESCO’s Pillars of Learning”, presentation at the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) Conference in Nashville, IN
December 18, 2018: “Enseñar Español en Estados Unidos. Teoría y Práctica”, invited guest lecture at the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Salzburg in Austria
November 16, 2018: “Austrian German and Viennese Coffeehouse Culture” presentation at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK
November 2, 2018: “Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Idea of Bildung in Times of Capitalism – a Contradiction?” presentation at The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE) Conference in Chicago, IL
Courses taught in Fall 2019:
GERM 3853 “German Literature and Film”: Monday & Wednesday 1:30pm – 2:45pm
SPAN 2113 “Intermediate Spanish HONORS”: Monday & Wednesday & Friday 10:30am – 11:20am
SPAN 4923 “Teaching Spanish in the US”: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30am – 11:45am
Office Hours in Fall 2019:
Monday & Wednesday 3:00pm-3:50pm