Sophie Salvo

Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies

Sophie Salvo joined the Department of Germanic Studies in autumn 2018. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2017, and taught at Colgate University prior to coming to Chicago. Her research focuses on the history of concepts of sex and gender in German literature and culture from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. Her current book project, “The Articulation of Difference: Imagining ‘Women’s Language’ from 1650 to the Present,” investigates ideas of "women's” or “gendered” language in a wide range of discourses, including ethnography, philology, literary Modernism, and feminist theory. Sophie is also affiliated with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago.

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