Associate Professor, and Coordinator of German Studies
German Studies and Film and Media Studies
Sunka Simon's research focuses on the intersections of gender, race, and place in postwar German popular culture. She is the author of the book Mail-Orders: The Fiction of Letters in Postmodern Culture (2002) and eighteen scholarly articles on German literature, film and popular German culture. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Euro-Eyes: Regionalism and Globalization in German TV Formats.
Visiting Assistant Professor
20th/21st century literature and culture of the German-speaking world with a focus on Austria, travel writing, gender studies, post-colonial studies, spatial theories and transnationalism.
Hansjakob Werlen's research interests are late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German literature and contemporary literature of German speaking countries, with a special focus on Switzerland. A member of the Tri-college Food Studies group, he also teaches courses on issues of taste and aesthetics.