Resource Faculty

Alice Goff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of German History and the College
Interests: Cultural and intellectual history 1750-1850, museums and collecting, aesthetics, looting, historical reception in the GDR. 

Philip V. Bohlman, Ph. D., Mary Werkman Professor of the Humanities and of Music and Associate Faculty in the Divinity School
Interests: German-Jewish and German-American ethnomusicology, theory and history of folksong.

John W. Boyer, Ph. D., Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History and Dean of the College 
Interests: German and Austrian history, 18th century to the present, religion and politics in modern European history, European urban history.

Seth Brodsky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music
Interests: Intertextuality and influence in 20-century composition, Adorno, Celan.

Daniel Brudney, Ph. D., Professor of Philosophy, Associate Faculty in the Divinity School, Associate Faculty in the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and Co-Chair of the Human Rights Program
Interests: Marx, German philosophy, Frankfurt School.

James Conant, Ph. D., Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities and in the Department of Philosophy
Interests: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Wittgenstein.

Constantin Fasolt, Ph. D., Karl J. Weintraub Professor of History
Interests: Early modern German history.

Andreas Glaeser, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Sociology
Interests: Theories of culture and identity; German post-unification controversies, social memory and architecture, and reality construction processes among civil servants in authoritarian regimes.

Gary Herrigel, Ph. D., Professor of Political Science
Interests: Political economy of advanced industrial states (Germany, USA, Japan), German political and industrial history in the 19th and 20th centuries, social and political theory.

Berthold Hoeckner, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Music
Interests:19th century Austro-German music, Lyrik und Lied, Romantische Musikästhetik, Wagner, Adorno and music.

Loren Kruger, Ph. D., Professor of English, Comparative Literature, Theater and Performance Studies, and African Studies 
Interests: German literature 18th century to present (esp. drama), GDR and contemporary Germany, Brecht, Heiner Müller, and Marxism, the Cold War, Frankfurt School, "Das andere Deutschland."

Jonathan Lear, Ph. D., John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in the Department of Philosophy
Interests: Freud, Wittgenstein, Heidegger.

Christine Mehring, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Art History
Interests: 20th century art, contemporary art, art theory and criticism, abstraction, art and design, postwar Western Europe, German art, relations between new and traditional media.

Francoise Meltzer, Ph. D., Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, Professor in the Divinity School, and Chair of Comparative Literature
Interests: German romanticism, philosophy.

Paul Mendes-Flohr, Ph. D., Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought and Associate Faculty in the Department of History
Interests: German-Jewish intellectual history.

Jason Merchant, Ph.D. Professor of Linguistics and Deputy Dean for Languages
Interests: Theory of syntax and the syntax-semantics interface in Germanic, Greek, Slavic, and Romance languages. 

Glenn W. Most, Ph. D., Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Classics
Interests: German literature and philosophy since the 18th century.

Thomas Pavel, Ph.D., Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor in Romance Languages and Literature, Comparative Literature, the Committee on Social Thought, Fundamentals, and Creative Writing
Interests: The history of the novel, seventeenth-century French literature, twentieth-century French literature and intellectual life, and the interactions between literature and philosophy.

Mark Payne, Ph.D., Professor of Classics and in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought
Interests: Hellenistic poetry; poetry and poetics; literary theory; animal studies; ecological theory; reception studies.

Robert B. Pippin, Ph. D., Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy
Interests: Kant, German Idealism, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Modernity Theory.

Moishe Postone, Ph. D., Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of History and Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory
Interests: Marx, Frankfurt School, contemporary European social theory, contemporary German affairs (with particular focus on issues of anti-semitism and the relation of the Nazi past to postwar German society and culture).

Robert Richards, Ph. D., Morris Fishbein Professor of the History of Science; Professor in the Departments of Philosophy, History, Psychology, and the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science; Director of the Fishbein Center for History of Science
Interests: German Romanticism, history and philosophy of science.

Richard A. Rosengarten, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion and Literature
Interests: narrative (especially the novel), hermeneutics, literary theory, aesthetics, and the development of religious thought in the eighteenth century.

Haun Saussy, Ph.D., University Professor of Comparative Literature and the Committee on Social Thought
Interests: Classical Chinese poetry and commentary; literary theory; comparative study of oral traditions; problems of translation; pre-twentieth-century media history; ethnography and ethics of medical care.

Malynne Sternstein, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Interests: Central European Studies, Literary, Psychoanalytic and Cultural Theory; Art and Media Theory.