German Studies Association

Established: 1976. Affiliate Since: 2022. Membership: 1,800. Annual dues: income up to $50,000: $40; income $50,001–$70,000: $110; income $70,001–$90,000: $130; income $90,001–$110,000: $155; income $110,001–$150,000: $170; income greater than $150,000: $185; life: $1,000; institutional member: $250; graduate institutional member: $500.

Statement of Purpose: The German Studies Association is the premier multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars focused on German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics. A nonprofit educational organization, GSA promotes research and study of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Membership is open to anyone interested in German studies. The membership generally consists of professors and advanced students at universities and colleges in North America, with several hundred international members from throughout the world. The GSA was founded in 1976 as the Western Association for German Studies (WAGS). The organization was re-named German Studies Association in 1984.

Annual Meeting: Generally in October, but sometimes in September; scheduled so as not to conflict with High Holy Days

Publications: German Studies Review, published three times a year


Twitter: @TheGSA

German Studies Association
PO Box 40751
Austin, TX 78704-9998

Primary Contact: Margaret Menninger,


Janet Ward
Univ. of Oklahoma

Vice President
Sara Hall
Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

Thomas Haakenson
California Coll. of the Arts

Executive Secretary
David Imhoof
Susquehanna Univ.

Executive Director
Margaret Menninger
Texas State Univ.

Katharina Gerstenberger
Univ. of Utah

Communications and Strategic Initiatives Manager
Nina Mondré Schweppe

Updated 6/9/22