Modern Languages


Kim Misfeldt, Professor (German)

B.A. Double Honours (German and French), University of Saskatchewan
M.A., University of Saskatchewan
Ergänzungsstudiengang Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Universität Kassel
Ph.D., Queen's University

Dr. Kim Misfeldt teaches German language, literature and women's studies courses. She has published on Heinrich von Kleist, Mariella Mehr and drama pedagogy. Kim also does presentations on childhood sexual abuse and violence against women.

Recognized for excellence in teaching and dedication to her students, Dr. Misfeldt was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000 and in 2011 received the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2013, Kim was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow.

Feisal Kirumira

Feisal Kirumira teaches German language and literature and assists with the Canadian Summer School in Germany program. He has conducted teaching workshops internationally and presented papers on second language acquisition, discourse analysis, and social linguistics. Pursuing a PhD in German Languages and Literature from uAlberta, Feisal was awarded the Augustana Faculty Sessional Teaching Award for 2010/11.

Mr. Kirumira may be reached at 780.679.1658 or by e-mail at

Ingrid Urberg

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Luther College - Decorah, Iowa

Dr. Ingrid Urberg teaches Norwegian language and Scandinavian literature and culture courses, and she is also a recipient of the Augustana Distinguished Teaching Award. A number of her courses are inter- and cross-disciplinary in nature, and Viking Age Mythology and Scandinavian Crime Fiction are among the courses she has recently developed. Dr. Urberg’s research interests include personal narratives and polar literature, and her projects have brought her to northern Norway, Greenland and Svalbard.

Dr. Urberg may be reached at 780.679.1573, or by e-mail at

Dr. Srilata Ravi, Professor (French)

Ph.D., University of Madras

Dr Srilata Ravi teaches French language and French & Francophone literatures. She has taught at the National University of Singapore and the University of Western Australia and has been at the University of Alberta since 2010. She received the award of Chevalier dans L’Orde des Palmes académiques in 2001 from the French Government for contributions to research and teaching. Her research interests include comparative francophonies; mobility studies; postcolonial studies; literary and cultural histories of the Indian Ocean.  She is the author of Rethinking Global Mauritius: Critical Essays on Mauritian Literatures and Cultures (2013); Ecritures mauriciennes au féminin: penser l'altérité (2011 with Véronique Bragard); Rainbow Colors-Literary Ethno-topographies of Mauritius  (2007); Asia in Europe, Europe in Asia (2004 with Mario Rutten and Beng Lan Goh).

Dr. Ravi may be reached at 780 679 1538, or by email at

Eugenio Palomino

Eugenio Palomino teaches Spanish language courses.

Mr. Palomino may be reached at 780.679.1667 or by e-mail at