Goethe University in Frankfurt Am Main is one of the few German universities to receive public funding and a private endowment. Because it does not rely completely on the state, it maintains more freedom in its operations. The university presently educates 41,000 students and employs 558 professors, including 58 endowed and visiting professors. Founded in 1914 and named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the renowned German thinker, writer, and scientist, the institution counts nineteen Nobel Laureates among its graduates and staff.
About the Author:
As a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Ayanna Yonemura, Ph.D. taught two courses, Social Spaces in Ethnography and The Politics of Fieldwork, at Goethe University. Dr. Yonemura holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning, an M.A. in African Studies, and a B.A. (honors) in German Studies. She lives in Los Angeles where she volunteers for 826LA, an education nonprofit, and serves as the Chair of Buddhist Education for the West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple.