Dr. Thomas Ahrens

Director of Convocations
Office Location: 304 A Draper Hall
Phone: 859-985-3965

At Berea College since 2013


  • Ph.D., Germanic Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, 1998
  • M.A., Germanic Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, 1991
  • Staatsexamen, English and French, Free University of Berlin, 1986

Special interests

  • Theory and practice of translation
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Modern art
  • Music

Select publications

  • Translation (with Edward Larkin): Petra Schönemann-Behrens, Alfred H. Fried: Peace Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (Leiden, NL: Brill, 2021).
  • Translation (with Edward T. Larkin): Erich Hackl Argentina’s Angel (Piscataqua Press, 2014)
  • Translation (with Edward T. Larkin): Leo Perutz Between Nine and Nine (Ariadne Press, 2010)

Ms. Dana Mazariegos, ’24

Student Staff
Convocation Manager

Ms. Gertrude Mbewe, ’24

Student Staff
Assistant Convocation Manager