Professor of German
Professor Simon is an authority on popular German culture; feminist criticism; poststructuralist literary theory and cultural studies (Wien und Berlin; Gender, Genre, and Utopia; Body-Talk: Engendering the Female Body; Gender and Race in European Cinema).
She has published journal articles and book chapters on German popular culture and film and is the author of Mail-Orders (State University of New York Press, 2002) which explores the contemporary uses of letters and letter writing-including electronic mail-in literature, film, and art. Her next book, Eurovision: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Place in Popular German Culture, 1950-2000 is a cultural media study of the interdependent constructions of space, gender, race, class, and memory in popular German-language hits on radio, TV, and in literature and film.
Professor Simon received an M.A. from Universität Hamburg and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.