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Brady Spangenberg

Ph.D. 2011, Comparative Literature 

Business Systems & Analytics Group Leader, BASF Crop Protection, US Crop, Research Triangle Park, NC

Brady Spangenberg is the Business Systems and Analytics Manager for BASF Agricultural Solutions in the United States. His primary areas of responsibility include data quality assurance, business intelligence, analytics and strategic consulting. Brady has also held various academic appointments, including Affiliate Staff in College of Agriculture at Purdue University and Visiting Scholar of Interdisciplinary Studies at Simpson College in Iowa. Prior to his role in Business Operations, he worked as a Global Communications Manager at the BASF Agricultural Solutions headquarters in Germany.

Brady holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Purdue University, and has also served as a Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg. He has been published on a wide variety of topics including trends in global agriculture, literature and writing. His dissertation, “Civil Death in Early Modern Europe from Jack Cade to Luther, Raleigh and Hamlet” explores the practical and metaphoric consequences of the legal designation civil death.

His two most memorable moments in agriculture are selling John Deere t-shirts at the Iowa State Fair and picking peppercorns in rural Vietnam.