German & Russian Studies Faculty

German & Russian Studies Faculty

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Sidney Dement

Chair; Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Alexander Pushkin
  • Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Moscow-Tartu Semiotics
  • Intellectual and Cultural History
  • Slavic Folklore
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Carl Gelderloos

Associate Professor of German; Director of Undergraduate Studies for German; TRIP Courtesy Title

German and Russian Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • 20th-century German literature and culture
  • Weimar modernism and the avant-garde
  • the photography of New Objectivity
  • Alfred Döblin
  • Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Science fiction
  • Marx and Marxism
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Donald J. Loewen

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Enrollment Management; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Enrollment; Associate Professor

Enrollment Management; Academic Affairs, Office of the Executive VP and Provost; German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Russian Language
  • Literature and Cultural History
  • Russian/Soviet Memory Cultures
  • Legacy of Soviet-era Monuments in Post-Soviet Space(s)
  • Poetry and Performance in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
  • Autobiographies of the Great Russian Poets
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Rosmarie T. Morewedge

Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Pre-Courtly Medieval German Minstrel Epic
  • Fairy Tales
  • Folklore, Narratology
  • Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
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Neil Christian Pages

Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Germanophone and Scandinavian Languages and Literatures
  • European Cultural History, Commemorative Practices
  • Translation
  • Comparative Modernisms
  • Text and Image, the Habsburg Empire
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Marina Zalesski

Lecturer

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Russian Language and Culture
  • The "Silver Age" in Russian Literature
  • Russian Religious Philosophy
  • Religion and Soviet Ideology
  • Representations of Russian Identity in Literature and Film
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Harald Zils

Associate Professor

German and Russian Studies

Research Interests

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Literature and Philosophy
  • Technology in Teaching
  • Aesthetic Theories of Production and Reception
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German Language Instructors

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Gülden Olgun

Research Interests

    • Transnational Cinema and Literature
    • particularly German-Turkish Cinema and Literature
    • Cinemas of displacement and exile
    • Kurdish Cinema in Germany
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Alexander Sorenson

Lecturer

German and Russian Studies; Comparative Literature

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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Affiliated Faculty

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Sean F. Dunwoody

Undergraduate Director; Assistant Professor

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; History

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Europe, German lands/Holy Roman Empire
  • Religious history
  • History and social theory
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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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Julia Walker

Associate Professor; 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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