German Program People Directory

  • faculty

  • Andrea Krauss

    Associate Professor

    Academic Director, berlin Consortium for German Studies (2016-2017)
    PhD, Free University of Berlin; Habilitation, University of Zurich
    • 410-516-7227
    • akrauss@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 401
    • Research Interests: Modern German thought and literature
  • Katrin Pahl

    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for German

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-7513
    • kpahl@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 414
    • Research Interests: German literature and philosophy around 1800, affect and emotion, gender and sexuality, feminist and queer theory, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, comparative literature, literary theory, Hegel, Kleist
  • Samuel Spinner

    Assistant Professor, Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture

    PhD, Columbia University
    • 410-516-0099
    • spinner@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 406
    • Research Interests: Yiddish literature 19th and 20th centuries, German-Jewish culture and literature, visual culture, history of anthropology, museum studies, Holocaust studies
  • Elisabeth Strowick

    Professor and Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought (on leave)

    PhD, University of Hamburg; Habilitation, University of Basel
    • 410-516-7227
    • strowick@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 401
    • Research Interests: Modern German literature and thought, literary theory, poetics of knowledge
  • Rochelle Tobias

    Professor and Director of the German Subdivision; Co-Director, Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought

    PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    • 410-516-7512
    • rtobias@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 404
    • Research Interests: Modern German literature and thought; German-Jewish culture
  • Joint and Secondary Appointments

  • Eckart Förster

    Professor, Philosophy

    PhD, Oxford University
  • Affiliated Faculty

  • Peter Jelavich

    Professor, History

    PhD, Princeton University
    • Research Interests: Cultural and intellectual history of Europe since the Enlightenment, with emphasis on Germany, popular culture, mass culture, and the media, modern social and cultural theory
  • Leonardo Lisi

    Associate Professor, Comparative Thought and Literature

    PhD, Yale University
    • Research Interests: European literature of the long nineteenth century; European modernism; Kierkegaard and German idealism; tragedy and the tragic; philosophical aesthetics and literary forms
  • Yitzhak Melamed

    Professor, Philosophy

    PhD, Yale University
    • Research Interests: Early modern philosophy; German idealism; metaphysics
  • Mitchell Merback

    Professor, History of Art

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • Research Interests: Northern Renaissance art
  • Dean Moyar

    Associate Professor, Philosophy

    PhD, University of Chicago
    • Research Interests: German Idealism; ethics; political philosophy
  • Mark Christian Thompson

    Associate Professor, English

    PhD, New York University
    • Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century African-American, German and French literature; the history and representation of race in literature and philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; art theory
  • Sue Waterman

    Curator of European Literary Collections, MSE Library

    MA in French, New York University; MA in library science, University of Maryland
    • Research Interests: History of the book and printing history; digital humanities
  • Language Program Directors

  • Deborah McGee Mifflin

    Associate Teaching Professor and German Language Program Director

    MA, Temple University
    • 410-516-7592
    • mifflind@jhu.edu
    • Gilman 469B
    • Research Interests: German language, literature & linguistics; pedagogy of language teaching, theories of second language acquisition
  • Visiting

  • Scott Pincikowski

    Fellow-by-Courtesy, German
    Hood College

  • Lecturers

  • Beatrice Lang

    Lecturer, Yiddish Language

  • Heidi Wheeler

    Senior Lecturer, German Language, Culture, and Literature; Coordinator, Intermediate German

  • Visiting Faculty

  • Marton Dornbach

    Visiting Assistant Professor in German
    Director of Undergraduate Studies for German

    Ph.D.
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