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Geoffrey Algar
Doctoral Student / GTA

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William Baker
Ph.D. Candidate / Max Kade Dissertation Fellow

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Harrison Baldwin
Doctoral Student / GTA

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Barbara Becker-Cantarino
Professor Emerita
  • German literary culture from 1600 - 20th c.
  • sexuality, gender and Romanticism
  • the construction & representation of gender


Matthew H. Birkhold
Assistant Professor
  • Law, culture, and the humanities
  • Environmental humanities
  • German literature and music, 1750-1945

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Marilyn Johns Blackwell
Professor Emerita
  • 19th- & 20th-c. drama & prose;
  • Feminist criticism; Film.

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Kassi Burnett
Ph.D. Candidate / GTA

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Katra A. Byram
Associate Professor
  • Narrative theory
  • Second-language teaching
  • Literature and culture, 19th century-present

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Kathryn A. Corl
Associate Professor Emerita
  • German Language & Culture
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • 2L Technology

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John E. Davidson
  • Film aesthetics and history
  • German feature and avant-garde

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Caleb Davis
Fellow at TU Dresden

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Helen Fehervary
Professor Emerita
  • 20th-century German literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Drama and Theatre

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Bernd Fischer
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
  • German, Literature, Culture & Thought
  • National Imaginaries & Transculturality
  • German-Jewish Thought around 1800

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Jeff Frazier
  • Beginning & Intermediate German Language Instruction
  • 20th c. German and Austrian History & Culture

Frenzel-Luke GLL instructor

Kathrin Frenzel-Luke
  • SLA / Applied Linguistics
  • Language Teaching and Learning with Technology

Birgitta Friebe DAAD Lecturer at Ohio State

Birgitta Friebe
DAAD Visiting Lecturer
  • Language Acquisition
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Spoken language

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Anna A. Grotans
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Medieval German Studies
  • Germanic Philology
  • Paleography

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Werner Haas
Professor Emeritus
  • Austrian history
  • German language instruction
  • German language textbooks

Saskia Haenel at Ohio State

Saskia Haenel
GTA / Exchange Student

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Monica Hamblet
Doctoral Student / GTA

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Barbara A. Heck
  • German language and culture
  • German for the professions

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Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
  • Heine, Nietzsche, Habermas
  • 19th & 20th century literary and intellectual history

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Neil G. Jacobs
Professor Emeritus
  • Yiddish phonology & morphology
  • history of the Yiddish language
  • Yiddish linguistic geography

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Steven Joyce
Associate Professor
  • Thomas Bernhard; G.B. Shaw;
  • Literary theory; Translation.

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Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies
  • Folklore on and off the Internet
  • Legend and folk belief
  • Old Norse-Icelandic literature

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Madelyn (Maddie) Kindig
Master's Student / GTA

Kocsis GTA

Renee Kocsis
Master's Student / Max Kade Fellow

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Katie Kotol
Fiscal/HR Manager
(614) 292-9528
  • Employment Contracts; HR
  • Payroll; Fee Waivers
  • Departmental Budget

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Carly Martin
Ph.D. Candidate / GTA

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May Mergenthaler
Associate Professor
  • German literature, culture, and thought
  • The public sphere
  • Ecocriticism & Environmental Humanities

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Natascha Miller
Academic Program Coordinator, Web Editor
(614) 292-6985
  • Academic services
  • Dept. administrative operations
  • Scheduling, enrollment, grades

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Carolin Mueller
Ph.D. Candidate / Fellow at TU Dresden

Melissa Nolan Ohio State

Melissa Nolan
Master's Student / GTA

Jason Owens

Jason Owens
Visiting Scholar
(605) 691-1066
  • Echoes of German Colonialism in Africa (Namibia)
  • Popular Culture of the East Bloc
  • U.S. Military in Germany (in Peacetime)

Julia Polczer at Ohio State

Julia Polczer

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Paul Reitter
  • German-Jewish Culture
  • History of Higher Education
  • Modernism

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Kevin A. Richards
Lecturer / Outreach Coordinator
  • Cognitive Cultural Studies
  • Gender and National Identity
  • German Science Fiction

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Bethany A. Richetti
  • German Realism
  • 19th century German Visual Arts

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Agi Riskó
  • Swedish language and culture

Magdalena Schildai at Ohio State

Magdalena Schildai
GTA / Exchange Student

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Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
  • Study Abroad
  • Editor of Communications of the International Brecht Society

Amy Kepple Strawser - Germanic Dept. at Ohio State

Amy Strawser
  • Literary Translation
  • Women's Literature
  • Poetry

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Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
  • Language use in social interaction
  • Interactional competence in second language
  • L2 teaching


Sarah Traylor
Ph.D. Candidate / GTA


Budimka Uskokovic
Doctoral Student / GTA

G. Vitt

Gisela Vitt
Professor Emerita
  • Comparative Literature
  • European Romanticism
  • Stylistics

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Harry Vredeveld
Professor Emeritus
  • Neo-Latin poetry in northern Europe during the 15th &16th c

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Alexandra Woessner
Master's Student / GTA

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Gina Wrobel
Doctoral Student / GTA