A University of Stuttgart graduate with an M.A. and 1 st Teaching Certificate in English and History (1990/91) with years of experience as a freelance English and German teacher, Beate Kaebel went back to the U.S. in 1995, where she had previously spent a year on a scholarship as a graduate student of English at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. In Savannah, Georgia, she worked, among other jobs, as a substitute teacher at local senior high schools and as an English tutor of senior high school students for the Royce Learning Center. For the latter she also designed, instituted, and taught an EFL program for a diverse body of young adult international students at levels ranging from complete novice to fluent ESL speaker.
A year after her return to Germany in 2002, she began teaching English language practice for the English Linguistics Department at the University of Stuttgart as a freelance lecturer. After becoming a salaried lecturer in 2009, she went on to teach for the Department of English Literatures for three years and has been working for the Department of American Literature and Culture ever since, teaching courses primarily in language practice, but also in literary studies. Besides the English language itself, her fields of particular interest are African American, (U.S.) Southern, Southern African, West, and East African literatures, histories, and cultures.