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Helen Fehervary (1942 - 2023)
We honor the life of Professor Emerita Helen Fehervary, who died April 13th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We remember her spirited generosity and her devotion to her daughter. "Her mind was a keen and beautiful tapestry and she was extraordinary," wrote a graduate student. No one had more joie de vivre or a greater dedication to their profession. READ MORE


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Recent News

April 24, 2023

Congratulations to Jenna Ciolino, who has successfully defended her senior thesis, Finding Family: Discovering the life of a Lithuanian family before, during, and after World War II. The research…

April 12, 2023

We proudly salute the student recipients of the department's annual awards this year.

The 2023 Wolfgang Fleischhauer Scholarship of $5,000 was awarded to Megan Miller, who double majors in…

March 9, 2023


Students and faculty congratulate Fabia Weisser on receiving the GATA, Ohio State's highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate…

November 23, 2022

Alexander Kling is a postdoctoral research fellow for Modern German Literature at the University of Bonn. He is currently working on a book with the title Aus-dem-Rahmen-fallen. Eine…

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Matthew Johnson
Senior Lecturer, Director of Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies
Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
May Mergenthaler
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor, Director of Scandinavian Studies