Patrick Greaney

Patrick Greaney

Professor • Chair
German Program
19th & 20th C. German and French literature. History and theory of the avant-garde. Critical theory. Modern and contemporary art.
Vicki Grove

Vicki Grove

Teaching Professor of Distinction
Russian Program
Vampiric tendencies of the Russian "superfluous man."
Saskia Hintz

Saskia Hintz

Teaching Professor of Distinction
German Program
Second language acquisition. Literature, art, and creative writing in the language classroom. Contemporary Germany.
Arne Hoecker

Arne Höcker

Associate Professor • Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
German Program
German Literature and Culture from the 18th century to the present; literary theory; history and theory of scientific cultures.
Berit Jany

Berit Jany

Senior Instructor
German Program
SLA, Interculturality, Technology and Teaching, German-Americana, Anabaptism and Pietism.
Elena Kostoglodova

Elena Kostoglodova

Senior Instructor
Russian Program
Experimental classrooms. Contemporary Russian issues.
Helmut Muller-Sievers

Helmut Muller-Sievers

Professor
German Program
Literature, science, philosophy, and the history of philosophy and interpretation.
Galina Nicoll

Galina Nicoll

Instructor
Russian Program
History and culture of the Space Race; Russian language, online pedagogy and intercultural communicative competence; Russian literature: 20th-century, science fiction and women's prose; Contemplative neuroscience in education; performing arts (music, theater, dance) and performance studies; literary canon and national mythmaking.
Mathias Nordvig

Mathias Nordvig

Instructor
Nordic Program
Pre-Christian Nordic mythologies, Scandinavian folklore, Nordic memory studies, myth and disaster studies, North Atlantic and Greenlandic literature, reception history of the Viking Age, Neo-paganism. Dr. Nordvig is currently writing the book ‘Myth and Environment in Early Iceland’ under contract with Arc Humanities Press.
Laura Osterman

Laura Olson Osterman (Laura J. Olson)

Professor • Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
Russian Program
Folk and popular culture. Gender studies.
Anastasiya Osipova

Anastasiya Osipova

Assistant Professor
Russian Program
I am a scholar of Soviet and contemporary Russian culture. My research agenda consists of two main branches. The first is historical research into Soviet materialist aesthetics of the 1920s and 1930s that presented alternatives to Stalinist culture. The second is an investigation of the reception of this historical and theoretical legacy among practicing Eastern European writers and artists today, especially those who critically re-engage with the longue durée of...
Jillian Porter

Jillian Porter

Associate Professor • Director of Russian Graduate Studies
Russian Program
Bio Jillian Porter holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Her research explores intersections between Russian economic history and cultural production from the late 18 th century to the present. At CU, she teaches courses on Russian literature and Russian/Soviet cinema. Porter’s first book, Economies of Feeling: Russian Literature under...
Artemi Romanov

Artemi Romanov

Professor
Russian Program
History of American-Russian relations; history of sport and the cold war; interpersonal and intergenerational communication; lexicology, sociolinguistics and second language acquisition.
Ann Schmiesing

Ann Schmiesing

Professor • Senior Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management
German Program
18th and 19th-century German and Norwegian literature and culture. Fairy tales and folklore. Lessing and the Enlightenment. Disability studies.
Nadia Schuman

Nadia Schuman

Visiting Assistant Professor
German Program
19th century German Romanticism, Political Romanticism, Romantic nationalism and populism. Romantic nihilism.
Davide Stimilli

Davide Stimilli

Associate Professor
German Program
Literary criticism and theory, intellectual history, art theory, film studies, Kafka, Warburg.
Lauren Stone

Lauren Stone

Assistant Professor
German Program
Literature and culture from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries and their points of intersection with the German philosophical tradition since Kant.
Beverly Weber

Beverly Weber

Associate Professor • Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Jewish Studies • Faculty in Jewish Studies • Associate Faculty of Gender and Women's Studies • Affiliate Faculty of Ethnic Studies and Film Studies • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, German
German Program
Cultural studies; Comparative Literature; Race, gender, and migration; precarity and intimacy; post 1945 literature and film; Islam in Europe; feminisms.