German Studies Faculty
Visiting Assistant Professor
Modern Languages & Literatures
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Madalina Meirosu specializes in comparative approaches to nineteenth-century political and social thought in German literature. She also has expertise in contemporary migration literature, the Medical Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies. Her current research project explores the political undertones of nineteenth-century literature featuring artificial humanoids.
Christopher Schnader's research has focused on the 18th and 20th centuries, with a dissertation on Schiller and the aesthetics of friendship, and a recent article on Celan and the Gruppe 47. A broad interest in German Studies, music, and pedagogy informs his teaching, as well as strong ties to contemporary German culture.
Professor of German, Film and Media Studies
On Sabbatical January - December 2019
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.
Professor, German Studies Coordinator 2015-18
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.
Modern Languages and Literatures