Jason Yonover completed his PhD in 2022 with a dissertation entitled Early Modern Naturalism in Modern German Thought. He is currently the Desai Family Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Philosophy at Princeton University.
Elisa Santucci completed his PhD in 2021 with a dissertation entitled B ANAL: Cypher Scheerbart. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Johns Hopkins University.
Nina Tolksdorf completed her PhD in 2017 with a dissertation entitled Riskante Redlichkeit. Nietzsche – Kleist – Kafka. She is currently an Associated Member of the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities. Doing Literature in a Global Perspective” at the Freie Universität Berlin.
J. Brandon Pelcher completed his PhD in 2017 with a dissertation entitled Performing Ideology: Dadaist Praxis and Interpellation. He is currently a lecturer in the German Program at Tufts University.
Bryan Klausmeyer completed his PhD in 2016 with a dissertation entitled Signs of Life: Form, Life, and the Materiality of Writing around 1800 (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg – Jean Paul – Goethe). He is currently an Assistant Professor of German at Virginia Tech.
Johannes Schade completed the PhD program in 2015 with a dissertation entitled Aesthetic Experience in Robert Musil. He is working as a psychotherapist in Berlin.
Johannes Birke completed his PhD in 2014 with a dissertation entitled Baustellen der Zerstörung. Literatur, Architektur und Dekonstruktion. Upon completing his PhD he taught in the German program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Doreen Densky completed her PhD in 2013 with a dissertation entitled Literary Advocates: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Speaking-For in Franz Kafka. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University.
Bianca Schroeder completed her PhD in 2012 with a dissertation entitled From Epic Theater to Literary Weblogs: Reader Participation in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literature. She is the Press and Communications Officer at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam.
Anne Flannery completed her PhD in 2011 with a dissertation entitled The Anti-Flâneur in Twentieth-Century Austrian Literature: Walking and Becoming Text. She is Head of Museum Archives at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures at the University of Chicago.
Tove Holmes completed her PhD in 2011 with a dissertation entitled Literary Images: Viewing and Visuality in German Realism. She is currently an Associate Professor of German at McGill University.
Malte Wessels completed his PhD in 2011 with a dissertation entitled Enthusiastische Modelle – Epistemologische Subjektivität im Roman des 18. Jahrhunderts. After completing his thesis, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Europe University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder.
Annette Budzinski-Luftig completed her PhD in 2010 with a dissertation entitled The ‘Divine’ Comedy of Education: Curious German Encounters with Dante. She is Head of German at Towson University.
Arne Höcker completed his PhD in 2008 with a dissertation entitled Eine Ordnung des Verbrechens: Lustmord im literarischen und kriminologischen Diskurs um 1900. He is currently an Associate Professor of German at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Markus Wilczek completed his PhD in 2007 with a dissertation entitled The Articulate and the Inarticulate: Reconfiguring Articulation around 1800. He is currently an Associate Professor of German at Tufts University.
Arndt Niebisch received his PhD in 2007 with a dissertation entitled Distorted Media: The Noise Aesthetics of Italian Futurism and German Dadaism. After working as an Assistant Professor at UNC Greensboro, he returned to Europe and completed his Habilitation Kleists Medien at the University of Vienna in 2016. He continues to teach there as a Privatdozent and works in Vienna as a software developer.
Christiane Arndt completed her PhD in 2006 with a dissertation entitled Farewell to Reality: Problems Concerning the Representation of Reality in German Literary Realism. She is an Associate Professor of German at Queen’s University (Canada).
Aili Zheng completed her PhD in 2006 with a dissertation entitled Transformations: Schnitzler’s Drama from Print to Stage and Film. She is currently an Associate Professor of German at Willamette University.
Zachary Sng completed his dissertation in the Humanities Center in 2005 with a dissertation entitled Corrupting the Fountains of Knowledge: Language and Error from Locke to Schlegel. He is a Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University.
Anita McChesney completed her PhD in 2005 with a dissertation entitled The Probability of Truth: Framing Detection from Heinrich von Kleist to Gerhard Roth. She is currently an Associate Professor of German at Texas Tech University.
Elke Siegel completed her PhD in 2004 with a dissertation entitled Distant Friends: Three Case Studies on Friendship in Modernity (Nietzsche, Freud, Kafka). She is currently Associate Professor of German at Cornell University.
Jocelyn Holland completed her PhD in 2003 with a dissertation entitled Poetic Procreation, Goethe, Novalis, F. Schlegel and E.T.A. Hoffmann. She is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Caltech.
Marion Picker completed her PhD in 2003 with a dissertation entitled Der konservative Charakter; Walter Benjamin und die Politik der Dichter. She is a Maîtresse de conferences in German Studies at the University of Poitiers (France).
Kelly Barry received her PhD in 2002 with a dissertation entitledThe Play of Poetry: Spiel as Aesthetic Concept and Literary Figure. She was on the faculty in German at Columbia before returning to Johns Hopkins to serve as the Executive Director of the Center for Student Success.
Paul Fleming completed his PhD in 2002 with a dissertation entitled The Dissonant Whole: Jean Paul’s Polyphonic Prose. He is the L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of the Humanities at Cornell.
Patrick Greaney completed his PhD in the Humanities Center in 2002 with a dissertation entitled The Beggar’s Voice: Impoverished Writing in Nietzsche, Mallarmé, Rilke, and Benjamin. He is a Professor of German at the University of Colorado, Boulder.