The Graduate Group in German Languages and Literatures

Core and affiliate members of the graduate group direct dissertation committees, and participate in the faculty-graduate student colloquium.

Standing Faculty

  • Associate Professor of the History of Art, with secondary appointment in Germanic Languages and Literatures

    Art and material culture of France, Germany and Britain in the mid to late nineteenth century, with an emphasis on cross-national developments in the histories of science, politics, psychology, and sexuality.

  • Associate Professor of German and Cinema & Media Studies

    20th-century literature, film studies, queer studies, French literature and film, modernism and the postmodern

  • Executive Director of Language Instruction for the School of Arts & Sciences

    Second language acquisition, curriculum design, digital pedagogy

  • Professor of Germanic Languages

    Yiddish language, Yiddish literature in translation, gender and Jewish literature, Jewish American literature, Jewish film, literary translation

  • Class of 1942 Endowed Term Professor of German

    cultural history of water management and forestry, energy transitions, 18th-century literature, gender studies, cultural studies, cinema studies, history of the body, environmental humanities, 20th-century history novel, Dutch literature and culture

  • Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in the School of Arts & Sciences

    18th - early 20th century literature, comparative literature, aesthetic theory, German-Jewish writing

  • Associate Professor of German

    environmental humanities, translation and multilingualism, cultural memory, public history and humanities


  • Lecturer in Swedish

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

    literary and critical theory, German Romanticism and Idealism, Russian Formalism, Soviet and Western Marxism, materialism and the Spinozist tradition

  • Lecturer in Yiddish

    Yiddish language and music

  • Lecturer in German Language

  • Lecturer in Foreign Languages

    Business German

  • Lecturer in Foreign Languages

  • Lecturer of Dutch Language and Literature

    Dutch Language and Literature

  • Lecturer in Foreign Languages

    German Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Digital Humanities, Intercultural Learning

  • Lecturer in German Language

Affiliated Faculty

  • Professor of English

    Twentieth-century American literature, postcolonial studies (especially African and South African literature), modernism, globalization and transnational cultural studies, and contemporary women writers

  • Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and Folklore

    Fairy tale, Grimm brothers, Yiddish folk tales, Nazi-era Volkskunde

  • Professor of History

    Hegel, Marx, 19th and 20th century German and European intellectual and cultural history, and contemporary theory

  • Professor of English and Director of Cinema Studies

    Film studies, modern American and German cinema, and pedagogy

  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Music

    19th & 20th century music, Scandinavian studies

  • Professor of Architecture, and Chair, Graduate Group in Architecture, School of Design

    Architectural theory and design studios

  • Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History

    Habermas, the public sphere in eighteenth-century France, Russian-Jewish historiography, the state of the field of Russian and East European studies in Germany and the United States, modern Jewish history

  • Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Endowed Professor in Film Studies

    Cinema and modern Media

  • Kahn Term Professor in Linguistics and Department Chair

    Historical linguistics, Indo-European linguistics (Greek, Tocharian, Germanic), morphology

  • Professor of European History

    Renaissance and Reformation, early modern Europe

  • Farquhar Professor of Art History

    Painting and graphics of Northern Europe, particularly Germany and the Netherlands during the era of Renaissance and Reformation, film

  • Judith Rodin Professor of English, Department of English

    Medieval and early modern European literature, including German and Dutch


  • Associate Professor Emeritus of German

  • Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literatures

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German Philology

    Germanic philology

  • Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literatures

    Baroque literature, Sprachgesellschaften, language pedagogy

  • Professor Emeritus of German

    19th- and 20th-century literature, modernism, cultural studies