Department Leadership


Ani Kokobobo
  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies
  • 19th c. Russian literature | Balkan modernism | Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin | Violence and the Body in Literature
she/her/hers

Ari Linden
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • German Jewish thought and literature | The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory | 20th c. German and Austrian literary and visual culture | Literatures and philosophies of exile | Theories of comedy and satire
he/him/his

Lara Giordano
  • Lecturer
  • Advisor for Peace and Conflict Studies Minor
  • 19th and 20th c. German Philosophy | Marxism and Post-Marxist Thought | Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art & Film | Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Lorie Vanchena
  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Max Kade Center for German American Studies
  • World War I Immigrants Poetry | 19th c. German culture in America | Cultural transfer and identity
she/her/hers