Thomas Leek completed his BA in German Literature and Classical Humanities at
the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed his undergraduate studies
while taking part in the Academic Year in Freiburg program through the UW
Madison Study Abroad Office. An extra year of study in Freiburg gave Professor
Leek the opportunity to prepare for a graduate career at the University of
Minnesota in the Germanic Medieval Studies program offered through the
Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch. In June of 2009, he defended his
dissertation on a set of 13th-century folktales attested in German, French and
Latin sources. He has been with the UWSP Department of Foreign Languages since
the fall of 2009.
Professor Leek’s research interests include medieval literature, folklore and
historical linguistics. He teaches courses in German language, literature and
University of Minnesota, PhD., Medieval Germanic Studies, 2009.
University of Wisconsin, BA., German Literature and Classical Humanities,