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About William H. Carter

William H. Carter is Associate Professor of German Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests begin in the Goethezeit and include: the Faust tradition; intersections of literature, philosophy, and economic thought from the eighteenth century to the present; Austrian studies; film; and, most recently, finance and society. He has published articles in the Goethe Yearbook, Herder Jahrbuch/Yearbook, Colloquia Germanica, Monatshefte, and German Studies Review. He has co-edited special issues for Finance and Society and the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, both on the topic “Ethics of Debt,” and founded the research exchange portal “Critical Engagements with Economic Thought” ( He is the president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, and his teaching experience ranges from core German classes to an online Holocaust course.


Present Associate Professor of German Studies, Iowa State University Department of World Languages and Cultures

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3102 Pearson
505 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011


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