Dr. Nina Stedman, M.A.
Nina Stedman was born in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, and from an early age enjoyed a bilingual upbringing in Germany and London. After grammar school in Germany, she spent two terms in Paris to obtain the French diploma, 'Cours de Civilisation Française' at Sorbonne University, whilst working as an Au Pair. This was followed by an internship at Arts Express Magazine in Camden and a year at Hendon College to obtain a Private Secretary's Diploma and French Language Diploma from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Royal Society of Arts. Nina then worked as a trilingual private secretary in various companies in the City and in the West End, and continued to do so during the summer vacations to fund her studies at the University of Hamburg. During this time, she also worked in theatre and television production. Upon completing her MA, she was offered a postgraduate position as director of the University Players theatre workshop before taking up her current position as English-language teacher at the IAA.
Nina has regularly taught workshops on Shakespeare for students as part of the programme of the Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft and at the Institut für Lehrerbildung, and has led excursions and panel debates for students in collaboration with the British Consulate General in Hamburg, and the British Embassy and the British Council in Berlin. As part of the literary studies programme at the IAA, she has taught seminars and lectured on Charles Dickens, Mark Ravenhill, and John le Carré, as well as the literary response to 9/11 and the 'special relationship' between the UK and the US.
In 2006 Nina was appointed chair of the ICA e.V. , the Society for the Promotion of Intercultural Activities at the IAA, and for many years served on the organization team for British Day e.V. and on the committee for the Deutsch-Britische-Gesellschaft in Hamburg.