People

Birkhold

Matthew H. Birkhold
Assistant Professor
birkhold.22@osu.edu
  • Law, culture, and the humanities
  • German literature, 1600-1900
  • Intellectual property

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Katra A. Byram
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
byram.4@osu.edu
  • Narrative theory
  • Second-language teaching
  • Literature and culture, 19th century-present

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John E. Davidson
Professor
davidson.92@osu.edu
  • Film aesthetics and history
  • German feature and avant-garde

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Bernd Fischer
Professor
fischer.5@osu.edu
  • German, Literature, Culture & Thought
  • National Imaginaries & Transculturality
  • German-Jewish Thought around 1800

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Jeff Frazier
Lecturer
frazier.254@osu.edu
  • Beginning & Intermediate German Language Instruction
  • 20th c. German and Austrian History & Culture

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Anna A. Grotans
Associate Professor
grotans.1@osu.edu
  • Paleography
  • Germanic Philology
  • Medieval German Studies

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Barbara A. Heck
Lecturer
heck.17@osu.edu
  • German language and culture
  • German for the professions

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Robert C. Holub
Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor, and Chair
614-292-6985
holub.5@osu.edu
  • Heine, Nietzsche, Habermas
  • 19th & 20th century literary and intellectual history

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Steven Joyce
Associate Professor
419-755-4284
joyce.3@osu.edu
  • Thomas Bernhard; G.B. Shaw;
  • Literary theory; Translation.

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Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor and Director of the Scandinavian Program
kaplan.103@osu.edu
  • Folklore on and off the Internet
  • Legend and folk belief
  • Old Norse-Icelandic literature

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Bernhard Malkmus
Associate Professor
malkmus.1@osu.edu
  • environmental humanities
  • life sciences and literature
  • theories of modernity

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Marie-Louise Malkmus
Senior Lecturer in GLL, English, and Comparative Studies
  • Autobiographical & Family Writing
  • Memory, Identity and Narrative
  • Photography and Text

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May Mergenthaler
Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
mergenthaler.4@osu.edu
  • Romanticism
  • Poetry (1750-present)
  • Literary theory

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David Neal Miller
Associate Professor and Yiddish Program Director
miller.3@osu.edu
  • Narratology; Critical theory
  • Ashkenazic cultural studies
  • Yiddish literature

Jason Owens

Jason Owens
Visiting Scholar
owens.1132@osu.edu

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Paul Reitter
Professor
reitter.4@osu.edu
  • Modernist Journalism & Early Media Theory; Karl Kraus
  • Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
  • German-Jewish Culture

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Kevin A. Richards
Lecturer / Outreach Coordinator
richards.113@osu.edu
  • Cognitive Cultural Studies
  • Gender and National Identity
  • German Science Fiction

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Agi Riskó
Lecturer
risko.1@osu.edu
  • Swedish language and culture

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Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
292-8485
spencer.4@osu.edu
  • Study Abroad
  • Editor of Communications of the International Brecht Society

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Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
taleghani-nikazm.1@osu.edu
  • Conversation Analysis (Grammar & social interaction)
  • Second language interactional competence
  • Applied Linguistics

Anna Tillhon

Anna Tillhon
DAAD Visiting Lecturer
tillhon.1@osu.edu
  • German Language and Culture
  • Studying in Germany