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Graduate Students

Our graduate students share an office—425 Folwell Hall—and can be reached by phone at 651-625-9350 or by their respective email adresses.

Name Contact Specialty
Olivia Branstetter brans086@umn.edu 19th- to 21st-century German plays and playwrights; concepts of psychology in German literature and theatre; Austrian studies
Kate  Brooks brook392@umn.edu German and Austrian modernism; German and Yiddish theater; Jewish studies
Jennifer Schmitt Carnell schm4066@umn.edu Medieval Germanic languages and literatures; medieval love lyric; comparative literature
Rachel Dodson dodso049@umn.edu  
Melissa Drew drew0153@umn.edu  
Jana Gierden gierd004@umn.edu Moving image and media studies; contemporary art; performance art; German pop culture
Julian Gillilan gilli419@umn.edu

Austrian studies; Central European historiography; 19th- and 20th-century German & Austrian Literature

Emily Groepper groep005@umn.edu Medieval Germanic languages and literatures; history of emotions; language pedagogy
Kathleen Ibe ibe00001@umn.edu Ecocriticism; environmental humanities; concepts of nature in German literature; second-language acquisition
Vincent Kancans kanca005@umn.edu Media studies; philosophy of technology; 1970s-80s popular culture; Cold War
Moritz Meutzner meutz001@umn.edu Literary history and philosophy (18th-20th century); German-Turkish intellectual history; German-Jewish studies
Fiona Shaw shaw0263@umn.edu

Romantic German literature and theater; Middle High German Arthurian romances;  historical linguistics

Björn Treber trebe040@umn.edu  
Meyer Weinshel weins096@umn.edu 19th- to 21st-century Austrian literature and culture; Yiddish literature & culture; translation studies
Melissa Wicker wick0313@umn.edu