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Natalie Hungate, M.A.

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Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15 pm (room 2-058)



M.A. European Studies—Governance and Regulation (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany)

Class Co-Speaker

M.A. Thesis: “Equal Rights and Recognition for LGBTQ+ Couples in European Union Law: It’s Not All Rainbows and Sunshine, but the Sky is Clearing”


B.A. Double Major in International Studies and German with a Minor in Women and Gender Studies, Summa Cum Laude, Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Global Learning (The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA)

Selected Awards: Caroliniana Award; University of South Carolina Outstanding Senior Award; USC Summer Study Abroad Film Contest Winner; Phi Beta Kappa Freshman Award



Summer Semester 2023 = Writing Skills I (Sprachkurs/Übung) & Writing Skills III--Adaptations (Sprachkurs/Übung)

Winter Semester 2022/2023 = Language Skills I (Sprachkurs/Übung), Language Skills II (Sprachkurs/Übung) & Writing Skills II (Sprachkurs/Übung)

Summer Semester 2022 = What's Happened Since Stonewall?: Queer US-American Experiences of the Last 50 Years (Übung), Writing Skills I (Sprachkurs/Übung) & Writing Skills III--Adaptations (Sprachkurs/Übung)

Winter Semester 2021/2022 = Language Skills II (Sprachkurs/Übung) & Writing Skills II (Sprachkurs/Übung)

Summer Semester 2021 = Queer Rights in the USA: What’s Next After Marriage Equality? (Übung)
                                          & Writing Skills I (Sprachkurs/Übung)

Winter Semester 2020/2021 = Women in the USA: Who Controls a Woman’s Body in America? (Seminar & Übung)

Summer Semester 2020 = Queer Rights in the USA: What’s Next After Marriage Equality? (Übung)


Professional Experience:

Proxy Representative of the Mittelbau (mid-level faculty)
Bachelor Thesis Supervisor
Judge for the Creative Writing Competition


Research Interests

North American Studies; European Studies; International Studies/International Politics; Queer/LGBTQ+ Studies; Women and Gender Studies; Intersectionality; Intercultural Studies; Language Studies; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; European Union; Law and Legal Studies; Writing and Language Skills; Business Studies; Language Teaching Methodologies; International Business



“UN-EU Gender Equality – joint initiatives” in ZEI Future of Europe Observer Volume 7 Number 2 2019


“My Letter to Preston” in Bellwether: Preston Residential College Literary Magazine 2018


“Read the World More than Once” in Bellwether: Preston Residential College Literary Magazine 2016


“Mom” & “Revealed in the Rain” in Bellwether: Preston Residential College Literary Magazine 2015



October 2022: "Memory Studies & 'The Diaries of Anne Lister'" (with Marthe-Siobhán Hecke, M.A., M.Ed.) & "'My Mind on Paper': Academic Writing Workshop" at the Anne Lister Research Summit 2022


November 2020: “The Representation of Queer Women, Gender Norms, and Female Sexuality in Period Pieces: It’s Time to Paint a New Picture (Gentleman Jack & Portrait of a Lady on Fire)” at “The Realm of Possibilities”- A Gender & Queer Studies Symposium by Institut für Bildung und gesellschaftliche Innovation An-Institut der Alanus Hochschule


January 2020: “LGBTQ+ Couples in Europe and the US: Not all Rainbows and Sunshine, but Skies are Clearing” as part of the “Current Issues in North American Studies and Cultural Studies Lecture Series” by the North American Studies Program at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn


April 2018: “We Are as Alike as We Are Different: An International Perspective on the Lives We Live” at Discover USC 2018


Previous Professional Experience:

Referat S11— Strategic Development and Higher Education Policy at Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Mission Summer Intern (Racial Reconciliation Projects) sponsored by the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church

Athletic Attendance Monitor at the University of South Carolina Athletic Department: Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center

Summer Law Intern at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


Professional and Academic Memberships:

My Carolina Alumni Club

Phi Beta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Society

Delta Phi Alpha, National German Honor Society

Sigma Iota Rho, National International Studies Honor Society



Racism Awareness for the Classroom

Intercultural Training

Trans Advocacy Workshop

Safe Zone Ally LGBTQ+ Workshop

PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver