German and Russian Studies Affiliated Faculty

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Giovanna Montenegro

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages; Director of LACAS

Comparative Literature; Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program

Research Interests

  • Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Environment
  • Material and Visual Culture
  • Cartography
  • Indigenous and Maroon Studies
  • Public Humanities
  • Digital Humanities

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Ania Nikulina

Research Assistant Professor, Charles E. Scheidt Faculty Fellow

German and Russian Studies; Theatre

Research Interests

  • State-sponsored dance
  • Artistic protest and censorship
  • Dance and Archives
  • Dance Ethnography
  • Cultural Diplomacy
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Alexander Sorenson


Comparative Literature; German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • German literature and thought ca. 1800-1917
  • Literary, philosophical, and artistic accounts of the relation between human communities and the natural world (ecocriticism, nature writing, eco-phenomenology, posthumanism, etc.)
  • Modern European intellectual and cultural history
  • Convergences between the natural and human sciences
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Kaitlyn Sorenson

Assistant Professor

Comparative Literature

Research Interests

  • Central and Eastern European literature and social thought
  • Critical Theory
  • Yugoslav neo-avant-garde movements
  • Late Socialism
  • The Non-Aligned Movement
  • Canonicity in Continental Philosophy
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Julia Walker

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Director

Art History; The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

Research Interests

  • Modern and contemporary architecture
  • Post-reunification Germany
  • Cultures of architecture and urbanism
  • Architectural theory and criticism
  • Architecture and gender
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