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DR. ERICA ILIANA HERNÁNDEZ SALAZAR

As a native of Mexico and a seasoned Berliner, I look back on my experiences and the learning processes associated with them, as a mixture of positive and negative experiences.

This life path enabled me to acquire a high level of intercultural competence which accompanies my teaching.

I am an enthusiastic tango dancer, language trainer and a passionate observer of world events. I often bring these perspectives thematically into my teaching, to achieve contemporary design and a life-world relevance.

I love to laugh, I love to dance and I love to roller skate with my teenager niece. These activities allow me to enjoy the moment.

As Goethe once said in Faust I: “Will I say to the moment: Stay! You are so beautiful! …”

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Until 1993 I grew up in Mexico City.

From 1993 to 2003 Munich, Germany (Master’s degree: political science, theatre, comparative literature and linguistics)

From 2003 to 2007 Rome, Italy (Master in Women Studies and international consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO/UNO)

From 2007 to 2010 Mexico City (official consultant of NGO applications and scholarships. Coordinator of the network programme in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean of the Goethe-Institute Mexico)

From 2010 until now Berlin, Germany (PhD in Political Science Rostock University and lecturer of German, trainer as well as supervisor of Bachelor theses at the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences)

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