Research & Collaboration

One of GNSD's greatest strengths is our involvement with interdisciplinary centers. Centers draw on the research strength of faculty across departments and colleges who work on similar projects with diverse results and long-term impact. Research collaboratives (many through the Center for German and European Studies, as well as Institute for Advanced Studies) have yielded lecture series, workshops on emerging areas of research, co-taught graduate seminars, and opportunities for external funding through the German Academic Exchange/DAAD and other sources. Through these connections, we find possibilities for engaging with present and future 21st-century challenges with a keen awareness of the past. This dynamic networking with colleagues beyond the department creates a broad community of support for faculty and graduate student research.

Key GNSD Affiliations:

Recent Research Collaboratives:

Jamele Watkins
Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (2022) "Reparations: A Global Affair" along with Sheer Ganor (UMN, History), Adam Blackler (University of Wyoming, History), and Zoé Samudzi.

Criminalization-Survellience- Resistance: Roma and Policing from the Holocaust to the Present (Planned for 2022)

This conference brings together scholars of and from Central Europe to foster an in-depth, trans-national scholarly conversation about thematic and theoretical issues that are taking shape around police persecution of Roma in the Holocaust and examining the contemporary ramifications of this history. We also hope to use our location in Minneapolis to spark broader comparative conversations about racial equity, justice, and reparations. With Alice Lovejoy (UMN, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature and the Center for Austrian Studies), Alejandro Baer (UMN, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies), Krista Hegburg (Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum).

Leslie Morris
CGES Research Collaborative (2018): “Interrogating the Archive” organized by Morris and M.J. Maynes (University of Minnesota) in collaboration with the University of Helsinki and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Charlotte Melin
CGES Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (TASI) (2018): “Transforming Environments in Europe and North America: Narratives, Histories, and Cultures,” organized by Melin and Daniel Philippon (University of Minnesota, in collaboration with Frank Uekötter (University of Birmingham).
CGES Research Collaborative (2015): “Transatlantic Environmental Humanities” organized by Melin and Daniel Philippon (University of Minnesota), in collaboration with Rob Emmett and Bernhard Gill (Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany)
Matthias Rothe
IAS Research Collaborative (2014-2016): “Rehearsing Failure—The Brechtian Moment” with Lisa Channer (Theater Arts and Dance)