Mr Joern Hausner

Magister in German as a Foreign Language (Leipzig); Master in Comparative Literature
DAAD Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3116

Biographical details

Joern Hausner commenced his role as the DAAD-Lecturer in the Department of Germanic Studies in August 2012. Born in Chemnitz, Saxony, he studied German as a Foreign Language, French, and General and Comparative Literature at Leipzig University. After graduating he was a lecturer with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Université de Savoie in Chambéry for five years, where he taught German as a Foreign Language at all levels from beginners to advanced, held special seminars in German Studies (phonetic, linguistic, cultural studies and translation), and organised study trips to Germany. In 2011 he moved to Berlin to join a project in the district of Neukölln which assisted children of new immigrants, with limited or no German skills, to more quickly and easily gain a foothold in the German school system. He then joined the Freie Universität Berlin and became coordinator of the Berlin European Studies Program FU-Best.

Research interests

  • Gender, Theory of Recognition and Joseph de Maistre.

Teaching and supervision


  • German language

Current projects

  • PhD project on Joseph de Maistre’s “Counter-Enlightenment” and Axel Honneth’s Concept of Recognition.


  • DAAD Representative and Director of the DAAD Information Centre, Sydney.

In the media

  • Radio interview on SBS Radio, 10 August 2013 on SBS radio, on DAAD/ Ex-GDR/ language learning. Length approx. 15 minutes:

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