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Ruth von Bernuth


Seymour & Carol Levin Distinguished Term Professor; Director of Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

rvb@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Medieval and Early Modern German Literature, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
437 Dey Hall


Natalia Chernysheva


Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian

chernysn@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Language Pedagogy, 19th-century Russian literature, Sensory and Haptic Studies, Czech literature
430 Dey Hall


Irene Delić


Research Professor of Russian Literature, Russian Language and Conversation Tutor

delic@live.unc.edu
Ph.D. Filosofie doktor, Stockholm University
321 Dey Hall


Eric Downing


Gerhard L. Weinberg Distinguished Professor of German, English, and Comparative Literature; Adjunct Professor of Classics; Department Chair

edowning@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley
18th to 20th Century Narrative Fiction; Literary Theory; Realism, Aestheticism, Modernism; Ancient-modern Relations
436 Dey Hall


Adnan Džumhur


Teaching Assistant Professor of Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian; Associate Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

dzumhur@email.unc.edu
M.A. in Russian and East European Studies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3109 FedEx Global Education Center


Clayton Koelb


Guy B. Johnson Distinguished Professor of German; Professor of English and Comparative Literature

ckoelb@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Modern Literature (Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka), Literary Theory, History of Criticism, Philosophy and Aesthetics.
312A Dey Hall


Patrick Lang


Teaching Assistant Professor of German

pslang@live.unc.edu
Ph.D. German Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Duke University
428 Dey Hall


Richard Langston


Professor of German

relangst@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Germanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Modernism & Avant-Garde Studies, Critical Theory, Film & Media Studies
442 Dey Hall


Radislav Lapushin


Associate Professor of Russian Literature

lapushin@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago
Chekhov, Poetry of Russian Prose  (19th century to the present), Russian Literature on Stage and Screen, Soviet poetry
422 Dey Hall


Priscilla Layne


Associate Professor of German; Adjunct Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies

playne@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. German Studies, University of California at Berkeley
Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature, Film and Music, (Post)Subculture Studies, Multiculturalism, Afro-German History and Culture, and Gender Studies
424 Dey Hall


Eleonora Magomedova


Teaching Associate Professor in Russian Language and Conversation

emagomed@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
416 Dey Hall


Hana Pichova


Professor of Czech Language and Literature; Advisor for Slavic; Director of Undergraduate Studies

pichova@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Madison
20th-Century Czech and Russian Prose
418 Dey Hall


David Pike


Professor of German

dpike@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Germanic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University
20th Century Literature, East German and Soviet Culture and Politics
434 Dey Hall


Inga Pollmann


Associate Professor of German; Adjunct Faculty, Comparative Literature; Director of Graduate Studies

ipoll@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
Film and Media Theory and History, Early Cinema, German Cinema, Film and Science, Aesthetic and Critical Theory
420 Dey Hall


Aleksandra Prica


Assistant Professor of German Literature

aprica@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Medieval German Literature, Universität Zürich
Medieval and Early Modern German Literature and Culture, Media Studies, Literature and the Bible; Literature and Knowledge, Poetology and Hermeneutics, Historical Processes, Aesthetics of Form
432 Dey Hall


Paul Roberge


Professor of Germanic Languages, Joint Professor of Linguistics, Chair, Department of Linguistics

ptr@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Michigan
Historical Linguistics, Older Germanic Dialects (esp. Gothic, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Norse), Comparative Germanic Grammar, Afrikaans, Pidgins and Creoles, Sociolinguistics, Origin and Evolution of Human Language, South African literature
441 Dey Hall and 109 Smith Building
919-962-1192


Joseph Rockelmann


Teaching Assistant Professor of German

rockelma@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. German Studies, Purdue University
German Romanticism and Ludwig Tieck, Ekphrasis Studies, Visual studies and cognition, and Psychopathology in 18th and 19th century German Literature


Eliza Rose


Assistant Professor and Laszlo Birinyi Sr., Fellow in Central European Studies

elizacr@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Slavic Languages, Columbia University
20th-Century Polish, East-Central European Literature and Visual Culture, Science Fiction, Science and Technology Studies, Film and Media Studies
421 Dey Hall


Stanislav Shvabrin


Associate Professor of Russian, Russian Program Director

shvabrin@unc.edu
Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles
Comparative Literary Studies, Literature and Culture of Russian Diasporas, Soviet “Internal Emigration”, Poetry and Poetics, Intertextuality, Translation Studies, Poetics and Politics of National Memory
312 Dey Hall


Dan Thornton


Adjunct Associate Professor of Dutch

thor@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. Germanic Languages and Literatures, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dutch Language and Literature; Netherlandic Society and Culture, Postwar German and Austrian Literature, Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Literature in the Diaspora
211 Pettigrew Hall


Gabriel Trop


Associate Professor of German

gtrop@email.unc.edu
Ph.D. German and Medieval Studies, University of California at Berkeley
18th-Century Studies, Poetry and Poetics, Romanticism, Philosophy and Aesthetics
439 Dey Hall


Christina M. Weiler


Teaching Assistant Professor, Language Program Director

cweiler@unc.edu
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Purdue University
18th- and 19th-Century Studies, Romanticism, Metaphor Studies, Environmental Studies
CB# 3160, Dey Hall 414