Professor of German, Film and Media Studies
Professor Simon is an authority on popular German culture, film and television; feminist criticism; poststructuralist literary theory and cultural studies.
She has published journal articles and book chapters on German popular culture and film. She is the co-author of Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities. Theories and Practice (Routledge Research in Higher Education Series, 2015), and 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, Euro-Eyes: Screening the Nation. Regionalism and Globalization in German Television Formats, is a study of the longest running regionally structured German crime series Tatort in the context of global television formats.
Professor Simon received an M.A. from Universität Hamburg and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.