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

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

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

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Bernd Fischer
  • 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

Sonia Gollance Yiddish Ohio State

Sonia Gollance
Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Yiddish Studies
  • Yiddish Literature and Culture
  • German-Jewish Studies
  • Performance Studies

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Anna A. Grotans
Associate Professor
  • Medieval German Studies
  • Germanic Philology
  • Paleography

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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
  • Holocaust and Film

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

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)

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Paul Reitter
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
  • 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

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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
Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
  • Language use in social interaction
  • Interactional competence in second language
  • L2 teaching


Sarah Traylor