Graduate Students

Name Specialty
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
Jennifer Carnell Medieval Germanic languages and literatures; medieval love lyric; comparative literature
Rachel Dodson  
Melissa Drew

Transnational Feminisms

Ahlam Hassan  
Kathleen Ibe 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  
Björn Treber  


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

Name Language
Diana Dikova Russian
Milla Mykrä Finnish