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Peter Burgard

Faculty Associate


Peter Burgard

Peter Burgard is professor of German at Harvard University. Burgard was Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities from 1994 to 1997 and since 1997 has been Professor of German. For 2019-2020, Harvard named him a Walter Channing Cabot Fellow "in recognition of achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history or art."

He was the founder and director of the Harvard Summer Program in Munich, one of Harvard's first three curricular programs abroad, from 2002 until he retired the program in 2015. Director of Graduate Studies in German from 2001 to 2013, he reprised this role from 2018 to 2021.


  • Professor of German, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University