Jackson Crawford

Jackson Crawford

Instructor
Nordic Program
Old Norse language. Norse sagas and mythology. Historical linguistics. History of the Scandinavian languages. Scandinavian dialectology.

Annette Gilbert

Visiting Scholar
German Program
Annette Gilbert works in comparative literature, focusing on experimental literature and avant-garde literature as well as on issues of materiality, mediality, and theory of literature. She was Head of a Junior Research Group “In &Out & Between: Framing in the Arts of the 20th Century” at the Peter Szondi Institute at the Free University Berlin and in 2015–16 a fellow of the Research Group “The Ethics of Copying” at the...
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

Senior Instructor
Russian Program
Vampiric tendencies of the Russian "superfluous man."
Saskia Hintz

Saskia Hintz

Senior Instructor
German Program
Second language acquisition. Literature, art, and creative writing in the language classroom. Contemporary Germany.
Arne Hoecker

Arne Höcker

Assistant 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.
Mark Leiderman

Mark Leiderman (Lipovetsky)

Professor • Director of Russian Graduate Studies
Russian Program
20th and 21st-centuries Russian literature. Soviet and post-Soviet culture. Postmodernism.
Tatiana Mikhailova

Tatiana Mikhailova

Senior Instructor
Russian Program
Women's studies. Gender images in recent Russian culture. Cultural and gender paradoxes that occur in Russian media.
Helmut Muller-Sievers

Helmut Muller-Sievers

Professor • Director, Center for the Humanities and the Arts
German Program
Literature, science, philosophy, and the history of philosophy and interpretation.
Mathias Nordvig

Mathias Nordvig

Visiting Assistant Professor
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

Associate Professor • Russian Faculty Advisor • Undergraduate Associate Chair
Russian Program
Folk and popular culture. Gender studies.
Brandon Pelcher

Brandon Pelcher

Visiting Assistant Professor
German Program
German & French lit. and culture from the 19th c. to present; avant-garde; ideology and subject formation; media theory; theories of commodity consumption; ecocriticism.
Jillian Porter

Jillian Porter

Assistant Professor
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 19 th -century Russian literature and Russian/Soviet cinema. Porter’s first book, Economies of Feeling:...
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 • Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs
German Program
18th and 19th-century German and Norwegian literature and culture. Fairy tales and folklore. Lessing and the Enlightenment. Disability studies.
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.

Meghan Vicks

Visiting Assistant Professor
Russian Program
Beverly Weber

Beverly Weber

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