Resource Faculty

The University of Chicago is built on interdisciplinary scholarship and engagement and Germanic Studies faculty and students regularly collaborate with scholars across campus. The resource faculty listed below are those with interests related to Germanic Studies.


Brigitte Riesebrodt, “Viewfinder 1” (2018), oil and wax on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
Brigitte Riesebrodt, “Viewfinder 1” (2018), oil and wax on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

Philip V. Bohlman | Department of Music
Interests: German-Jewish and German-American ethnomusicology, theory and history of folksong

John W. Boyer | Department of History
Interests: German and Austrian history, 18th century to the present, religion and politics in modern European history, European urban history

Seth Brodsky | Department of Music
Interests: Intertextuality and influence in 20-century composition, Adorno, Celan

Daniel Brudney | Department of Philosophy
Interests: Marx, German philosophy, Frankfurt School

James Conant | Department of Philosophy
Interests: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Wittgenstein

Ryan Coyne | Divinity School
Interests: the history of phenomenology, hermeneutics, and deconstruction

Andreas Glaeser | Department 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

Alice Goff | Department of History
Interests: Cultural and intellectual history 1750-1850, museums and collecting, aesthetics, looting, historical reception in the GDR. 

Gary Herrigel | Department 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 | Department of Music
Interests:19th century Austro-German music, Lyrik und Lied, Romantische Musikästhetik, Wagner, Adorno and music

Loren Kruger | Departments of English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature
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 | Committee on Social Thought, Department of Philosophy
Interests: Freud, Wittgenstein, Heidegger

Christine Mehring | Department 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 | Department of Comparative Literature
Interests: German romanticism, philosophy

Jason Merchant | Department of Linguistics
Interests: Theory of syntax and the syntax-semantics interface in Germanic, Greek, Slavic, and Romance languages. 

Glenn W. Most | Committee on Social Thought, Department of Classics
Interests: German literature and philosophy since the 18th century

Thomas Pavel | Departments of Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature
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 | Department of Classics, Committee on Social Thought
Interests: Hellenistic poetry; poetry and poetics; literary theory; animal studies; ecological theory; reception studies

Robert B. Pippin | Committee on Social Thought, Department of Philosophy
Interests: Kant, German Idealism, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Modernity Theory

Robert Richards | Departments of Philosophy, History, and Psychology, Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
Interests: German Romanticism, history and philosophy of science

Na'ama Rokem | Department of Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Modern Hebrew and German-Jewish literature

Richard A. Rosengarten | University of Chicago Divinity School
Interests: narrative (especially the novel), hermeneutics, literary theory, aesthetics, and the development of religious thought in the eighteenth century

Haun Saussy | Department of Comparative Literature, 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 | Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Interests: Central European Studies, Literary, Psychoanalytic and Cultural Theory; Art and Media Theory