Jermain Heidelberg

Jermain Heidelberg

Resident Tutor
Germanic Languages & Literatures
Jermain and Sina

Hi Penguins! Welcome or welcome back to Quincy House! We are excited for our first
year as tutors at Quincy. We are both from small towns in the middle of Germany where
we met at a music festival in 2008 and have been together ever since. We did our
undergraduate degree in Germany and went to study abroad in the UK, where Sina
went to Cambridge University and Jermain to Royal Holloway University London. We
are both 4th year PhD candidates in the German department at Harvard. Sina’s
research focuses on depictions of gender, sexuality and violence in German literature
and visual art – she is pursuing a secondary field in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies. Jermain works primarily on how environmental questions figure in literature and
other media and how – long before our current climate change debate – they have
intersected with political questions – he is pursuing a secondary field in Visional and
Environmental Studies.

We both love sports and outdoor activities like rock climbing and bouldering,
snowboarding, running, hiking, and – most importantly (at least for Jermain) – soccer.
So please come join him to watch some Saturday morning German Bundesliga or
Premier League.

We will be moving in to Quincy with our two cats – Koko and Frank. They are both
Hurricane Harvey rescue kittens from Houston, Texas and the most friendly and cuddly
cats and love to meet new people (although Frank can be quite a troublemaker,
apologies in advance if you hear cabinets banging in the middle of the night). If you ever
crave a bit of kitten time, Frank and Koko will be very excited to hang out.

Contact Information

Stone Hall, south

House Role

House Committee