Marje Schuetze-Coburn

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Feuchtwanger Librarian and University Librarian
USC Libraries Library Administration
Office: DML 101C


Marje Schuetze-Coburn is interim Dean and Feuchtwanger Librarian of the USC Libraries. Schuetze-Coburn has worked at USC for over 34 years and has served in a number of administrative positions including Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dean of Research, Director of Special Collections & Archives, Senior Associate Dean, and interim Dean from 2006-07, among others.

As a special collections librarian, Schuetze-Coburn assists scholars and students who are researching German émigrés. She has led a number of initiatives to heighten student and public engagement with special collections. In addition, she has written articles about Lion Feuchtwanger and his collection, as well as other German émigré collections, and created several exhibits related to the émigré community in Los Angeles.

Schuetze-Coburn has co-edited a number of publications about Lion Feuchtwanger to promote USC’s rich Exile Studies holdings. These include the following co-edited publications: Lion Feuchtwanger: bin ich deutscher oder jüdischer Schriftsteller? Betrachtungen eines Kosmopoliten (forthcoming Aufbau Verlag, 2023); Lion Feuchtwanger: ein möglichst intensives Leben. Die Tagebücher (Aufbau Verlag, 2018); The Devil in France: My Encounter with Him in the Summer of 1940 (USC Libraries, 2010); and Against the Eternal Yesterday: Essays Commemorating the Legacy of Lion Feuchtwanger (USC Libraries, 2009); co-authored publications include Liebschaften und Greuelmärchen: Die unbekannten Zeichnungen von Heinrich Mann (Steidl, 2001), and The Silent Shadow: The Third Reich and the Generation After—An Anthology of Ten Authors (Goethe Institute, 1991).


Schuetze-Coburn earned bachelor degrees in German and History from UC Berkeley, and a Masters of Library Science and Masters in History from UCLA. She also received a Certificate for Preservation Management from Rutgers University.

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Folklore
  • German Language & Literature