Professor of German
Expertise: Modern German Literature and culture; European modernism; comparative literature (esp. comparing literature with other art forms); the novel as form; literature and philosophy; the avant-garde.
Assistant Professor of Russian and Director, Russian Language Program
Expertise: Heritage languages (Russian), bilingualism, bilingual code-switching Second language acquisition general and language specific (Russian) Language policies in the former Soviet Republics
Associate Professor of Chinese
Expertise: Instruction of modern Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese pedagogy, classical Chinese language, traditional Chinese and oriental philosophy (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism), comparative ideas, and Chinese cultural heritage as a whole.
Associate Professor of East Asian Literature and Culture
Expertise: Classical and modern Japanese literature and language, cultural and literary exchange between China and Japan; literature of travel
Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Expertise: Jewish History, Women's and Gender Studies
Lecturer in Japanese
Assistant Professor of Japanese and Director of the Japanese Language Program
Expertise: -Vocabulary acquisition in Japanese as a foreign language -Kanji acquisition for students with alphabet-language backgrounds -Using strategies for reading Japanese as a foreign language
Lecturer in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature
Lecturer in Chinese
Expertise: Teaching Chinese As A Second Language Computer-based and Internet-based teaching method Teaching Chinese at secondary level
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
Expertise: The novel in Russia and Europe of the nineteenth century. The short story in Russia. The literature of childhood and children's literature.
Lecturer in Japanese in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature
Lecturer in Japanese
Expertise: - Japanese Language - Second Language Acquisition (English as a second language and Japanese as a foreign language) - Japanese Literature (17th century Haikai and work of Matsuo Basho)
Visiting Professor in the Comparative Literature Program
Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature
Expertise: Modern Russian Literature, Modern Czech Literature, Russian & Czech Languages, Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Translation Studies
Lecturer in Hindi
Assistant Professor of German and Director, German Language Program
Expertise: Exile - Cultural Exchange - Translation Studies - Online Teaching - Germans in Latin America / Colombia
Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought
Expertise: Modern European Jewish intellectual history, history of Jewish nationalism and zionism, modern European intellectual history and the history of continental philosophy. A special interest in modern German Jewish thought, and the impact of European Jewish refugees on the American, European, and Israeli public sphere as well as the academy.
Associate Professor of Literature and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Expertise: Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Colonial Studies; South Asian Novel; Indian Film; Immigrant Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; South Asian Studies.
Associate Professor of History
Expertise: Early modern European history, especially Germany. World History.
Professor Emeritus of Germanic and Slavic Languages
Professor of German and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Director, Center for German and European Studies
Expertise: German as a Foreign Language; Jewish-German Dialogue; German Women Writers, German Cinema, Age of Goethe, German Drama, Fairy Tales, Climate Change and the Humanities
Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Language and Culture
Expertise: Modern Chinese literature and culture in comparative frameworks; critical theory and translation studies; cultural Marxism; aesthetic modernity in the 19th and 20th centuries; intellectual history of China; comparative poetics.
Lecturer in Chinese
Expertise: -Chinese Language -Computer-based and Internet-based teaching method -Teaching Chinese at beginning level and advanced level
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Expertise: Asian and Modern Art.
Lecturer in Russian
Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy
Expertise: Political theory. History of political thought. Nationalism. Cultural pluralism.