Lane  Sorensen

Lane Sorensen

Lecturer of German, Germanic Studies

Outreach Coordinator, Germanic Studies


  • Ph.D., Germanic Linguistics and Philology, Indiana University Bloomington, 2022
  • M.A., Germanic Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, 2012
  • B.A., German and History, Hastings College, 2008

Fields of interest

  • Foreign language pedagogy and outreach
  • Germanic philology
  • Vikings and Sagas
  • Low German language and culture
  • 'Liver-rhyme' poetry and 'Gesellschaftslyrik'

About Lane Sorensen

Lane got his B.A. in German and History at Hastings College in Nebraska (where Kool-Aid was invented) before moving to Bloomington to earn his M.A. in Germanic Studies and Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics and Philology at Indiana University. He has taught German both here at IU and at DePauw University, and his academic interests include language pedagogy and outreach, historical linguistics, Old Norse literature and Middle Low German 'liver-rhymes'. Lane is also an identical twin. They are both the evil one.