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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 addresses.

Name Contact Specialty
Olivia Branstetter 19th- to 21st-century German plays and playwrights; concepts of psychology in German literature and theatre; Austrian studies
Kate  Brooks German and Austrian modernism; German and Yiddish theater; Jewish studies
Jennifer Schmitt Carnell Medieval Germanic languages and literatures; medieval love lyric; comparative literature
Rachel Dodson  
Melissa Drew  
Jana Gierden Moving image and media studies; contemporary art; performance art; German pop culture
Julian Gillilan Austrian studies; Central European historiography; 19th- and 20th-century German & Austrian Literature
Emily Groepper Medieval Germanic languages and literatures; history of emotions; language pedagogy
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 Literary history and philosophy (18th-20th century); German-Turkish intellectual history; German-Jewish studies
Fiona Shaw Romantic German literature and theater; Middle High German Arthurian romances;  historical linguistics
Björn Treber  
Meyer Weinshel 19th- to 21st-century Austrian literature and culture; Yiddish literature & culture; translation studies
Melissa Wicker