Faculty and Staff

Reflecting the strong interdisciplinary ethos of the University of Chicago, members of the faculty in the Department of Germanic Studies often have joint (or even multiple) appointments in the Humanities, as indicated.

In addition, our affiliated resource faculty extends the department's intellectual and disciplinary reach, featuring scholars in Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology, among others. The department's course offerings reflect the faculty's broad-ranging interests. For further insight into the faculty's interests and research, you can find a selection of their publications here.

Emily Anderson

Department Administrator
Classics 25F
(773) 702-8494

Catherine Baumann

Senior Lecturer in Germanic Studies and the College; Director of the Language Program in German; Director of the Chicago Language Center
Cobb 214
(773) 702-8008

Colin Benert

Lecturer in Germanic Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Margareta Ingrid Christian

Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies

Kimberly Kenny

Senior Lecturer in Norwegian
Cobb 501
(773) 702-8494

Florian Klinger

Associate Professor in Germanic Studies and the College; Director of Graduate Studies
Wieboldt 114

David Levin

Addie Clark Harding Professor in Germanic Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, and the College; Chair, Committee on Theater and Performance Studies
Wieboldt 122
(773) 702-8532

Eric L. Santner

Philip and Ida Romberg Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Germanic Studies, Professor of Germanic Studies, Committee on Jewish Studies, and the College; Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies
Wieboldt 204
(773) 702-8494

David E. Wellbery

LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, Comparative Literature, Committee on Social Thought, and the College
Wieboldt 404
(773) 702-2372; (773) 702-8494

Christopher J. Wild

Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division; Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, and the College; Associated Faculty in the Divinity Scho;l
HM 230
(773) 702-2959