Graduate Students

Name Specialty
Deborah Akerele Ph.D in Germanic Studies 
Olivia Branstetter Performance studies; media studies and art technologies; modernist art and art in times of crisis; representations of female corporeality in art, literature, and media in the German-speaking world from early German Romanticism to the present
Rachel Dodson Film and media studies; Weimar Germany cinema; remediation in the 20th-21st centuries; transnationalism and multidirectional memory; second-language acquisition
Melissa Drew Transnational Feminisms
Ahlam Hassan MA in Germanic Studies 
Kathleen Ibe Berube Ecocriticism; environmental humanities; concepts of nature in German literature; second-language acquisition
Vincent Kancans Media studies; philosophy of technology; 1970s-80s popular culture; Cold War
Moritz Meutzner Modern German literature in the European context, 18th–21st century; history of cultural criticism; cultural philosophy of the interwar period; German Jewish history; exile & Holocaust studies; German Turkish history (post-Tanzimât); diversity in Germany
Kendall Theroux MA in Germanic Studies 
Björn Treber Ph. D in Germanic Studies 
Firdavs Ummataliev MA in Germanic Studies 
Michael Wagner  Ph.D in Germanic Studies 


The department currently hosts one foreign language teaching assistant through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program.

Name Language
Anna Bulatova Russian