Associated Faculty


Antje Budde is a cross-appointed Associate Professor at the University College Drama Program and the Centre for Comparative Literature both of which she joined in 2005 after she taught several years at the Department for Theatre Studies and Cultural Communication, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies as well as Cinema Studies.

Budde’s major research fields are feminist/queer cross-cultural comparative performance research (both in theatre, multi-media performance and media adaptations in cinema, television, internet), modern Chinese theatre and its interaction with Western cultures, experimental theatre in Germany/Europe, China and Canada. In her work she transgresses rigid borders between scholarly criticism, research and artistic explorations in multimedia performance and video productions. Her work strategy is based on the firm belief that innovative research and artistic production share the same roots such as the curiosity of the creative human mind and body, the need for exploration and analysis as a means of active and participatory cosmopolitan and global citizenship. Budde published a book on “Theater und Experiment in der VR China” (VDM Verlag 2008), an actualized version of her online publication. She is also the co-editor with Joachim Fiebach of “Herrschaft Des Symbolischen: Bewegungsformen Gesellschaftlicher Theatralität ; Europa, Asien, Afrika (Vistas 2002) and recently as guest editor published the special issue: Ibsen intercultural: Nora’s Door Slamming Around the Globe. (Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, June 2011, vol. 38.2.).

Pia Kleber (PhD, University of Toronto) is Professor of Drama Study and Comparative Literature and Director of the University College Drama Program at the University of Toronto. In 1999 she was awarded the Helen and Paul Phelan Chair in Drama. She has published several books, including Bertolt Brecht: Exceptions and Rules. Brecht, Planchon and “The Good Person of Szechwan”; Re-Interpreting Brecht: His Influence on Contemporary Drama and Film, and articles (which have been published in five languages—English, French, German, Italian, and Chinese), including “Theatrical Continuities in Giorgio Strehler's The Tempest”; “The Directing Methodologies of Giorgio Strehler” and “Die Courage der Mütter. Am Beispiel von Bertolt Brecht.” Professor  Kleber organized two major international theatre festivals and conferences: Why Theatre: Choices for the New Century (1995), and Brecht: 30 Years After (1986), both held at the University of Toronto, bringing to North America for the first time two renowned German theatre companies: the Berliner Ensemble (1986) and the Berlin Schaubühne (1995). Professor Kleber's focus for the past thirty years has been to bridge the gap between Europe (especially Germany) and Canada, and to unite the two cultures. For her efforts, she was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz by the German President.


Gunter Gad (PhD, University of Toronto 1976, Dr. Phil. Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg 1968) is Professor at the Department of Geography, University of Toronto. Research interests include office location and business linkages; the historical geography of financial districts in Canadian cities; the geography finance and metropolitan dominance in Canada; the changing location of manufacturing in nineteenth century cities; “ethnic” groups in Toronto's history. Home page: http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/info/facweb/GHKG.html

Meric S. Gertler, FRSC (PhD Harvard University 1983, MCP University of California, Berkeley 1979) is Professor in the Department of Geography, and a member of the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. His research interests include regional and national systems of innovation; technology, institutions, and work cultures (comparative analysis of Germany and North America); creativity, culture, and economic change in Canadian, American, and European cities. Home page: http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/info/facweb/msg.html

Germanic languages and literatures

Angelica Fenner (PhD, Minnesota) is Associate Professor of German and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. Her interests include: film theory and history, globalization, migration, and postcolonial studies.She is the author of Race Under Reconstruction in German Cinema (U of Toronto Press, 2011), co-editor with Eric Weitz of Fascism and Neofascism: Critical Writings on the Radical Right in Europe (Palgrave 2004), and currently co-editing a volume of essays titled The Autobiographical Turn in German Documentary and Experimental Film (Camden).  Her research has been funded by the SSHRC, DAAD, JIGES, the Camargo Foundation, and a Connaught  Faculty Grant. Her articles on migration and diasporic cinemas, as well as on autobiographical filmmaking have appeared in the journals Camera Obscura and  Feminist Media Studies  and in numerous anthologies, including Rethinking Turkish German Cinema (eds. Sabine Hake and Barbara Mennell), From Black to Schwarz: Cultural Crossover between African America and Germany (eds. Maria Diedrich & Jürgen Heinrichs), Framing the Fifties in German Cinema (eds. Sabine Hake and John Davidson), Traveling Pictures, Migrating Cultures: Exile, Migration, Border Crossing in Cinema  (ed.  Eva Rueschmann), and After Postmodernism: Austrian Literature and Film in Transition (ed. Willy Riemer).

 Willi Goetschel (PhD, Harvard, M Phil, Zurich) is Associate Professor of German at the University of Toronto. His research interests include modern German literature and philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present; theories of Enlightenment, Romanticism; German Jewish culture and philosophy; and critical theory. Among his recent publications are Spinoza's Modernity: Mendelssohn, Lessing, and Heine (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004); “Das Vermächtnis des deutschen Judentums: Hermann Levin Goldschmidts unzeitgemässe Betrachtung“ (Co-authored with David Suchoff) in Neue Rundschau 4 (2005): 168-177; “Lessing and the Jews” in A Companion to the Works of Gottohold Ephraim Lessing (Ed. Barbara Fischer and Thomas C. Fox. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2005, 185-208); “Architektur und Wohnlichkeit: das alternative Moment in Kants Vernunftbegriff” in Randfiguren.Spinoza-Inspirationen. Festgabe für Manfred Walther (Ed. Felicitas Englisch, Manfred Lauermann, and Maria-Brigitta Schröder. Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2005, 40-53; “Heine und der Traum” in Palimpseste. Zur Erinnerung an Norbert Altenhofer (Ed. Pascal Nicklas and Joachim Jacob. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 2004, 41-61); “Heine’s Critical Secularism” in special issue on Critical Secularism (ed. Aamir Mufti. /boundary 2/ 31.2 (2004): 149-171).

John Noyes (PhD, Cape Town) is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures. His research interests include postcolonial theory, colonialism, globalization, mobility and German culture. Recent publications include The Mastery of Submission: Inventions of Masochism, Cornell Studies in the History of Psychiatry (Cornell University Press, 1997); Kultur / Sprache / Macht. (edited with Gunther Pakendorf and Wolfgang Pasche, Peter Lang, 2000); The Paths of Multiculturalism: Travel Writings and Postcolonialism (edited with Maria Alzira Seixo, Graca Abreu and Isabel Moutinho, Lisbon: Edições Cosmos, 2000). He is currently completing a book on Herder, Goethe and Planetary Responsibility.

Anna Shternshis received her doctoral degree (D.Phil) in Modern Languages and Literatures from Oxford University in 2001. She joined the department in 2001. Since 2007, she is cross-appointed between the German Department and the Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University. Shternshis is the author of Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 - 1939 ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2006). She is currently working on two book projects. One is devoted to the Jewish Daily Life in the Soviet Union during 1930s- 1980s, and the other one to the Evacuation of Soviet Jews during World War II.

Stefan Soldovieri (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Assistant Professor of German. Teaching interests include German cinema and cinema studies, twentieth-century German literature and cultural studies, Cold War culture, and popular culture. He has taught courses on “Reviewing the 50s: German Cinemas under Reconstruction;” “The Cinematic City: Screening Berlin;” and “Buildings and Ideas: Erich Mendelsohn's Architectural Travel.” Currently he is researching a project on “Cold War Diversions: Inter-German Film Relations and Popular Cinema,” in which he uncovers the narrative, visual, production-related, and ideological dimensions of dialogue between the cinemas of the FRG and GDR. Recent publications include “The Politics of the Popular: Trace of the Stones (Frank Beyer 1966/89) and “The Discourse on Stardom in the GDR Cinema,” German Popular Film, eds. Randall Halle and Maggie McCarthy (Wayne State University Press, 2003): 220-36; “Film Censorship and the Law: Kurt Maetzig's Das Kaninchen bin ich (1965) and the Discourse on Jurisprudence in the GDR.” DEFA History, eds. Sean Allan and John Sanford (London: Berghahn, 1999): 146-163.

Markus Stock (Dr. phil., Goettingen) is Assistant Professor of German and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. His research interests include medieval and early modern German literature; high medieval courtly epic; Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages; German Minnesang; and early modern autobiographies. Recent publications include Geld im Mittelalter. Wahrnehmung – Bewertung – Symbolik (Money in the Middle Ages: Perception – Evaluation – Symbolic), ed. Klaus Grubmüller/Markus Stock. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2005;  “Lähelin. Zu Figurenentwurf und Sinnkonstitution in Wolframs ‘Parzival’” (“Lähelin: On Character Depiction and the Production of Meaning in Wolfram’s ‘Parzival’”)Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 129 (2007), pp. 18-37; and “Zelte als Zeichen und Handlungsräume in der hochhöfischen deutschen Epik. Mit einer Studie zu Isenharts Zelt in Wolframs ‘Parzival’.” (“Tents as Signs and Places in German Courtly Romance. With a Study on Isenhart’s Tent in Wolfram’s ‘Parzival’”). In: Innenräume in der Literatur des deutschen Mittelalters (Interior Spaces in Medieval German Literature), ed. Burkhard Hasebrink et al. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2008.

John Zilcosky teaches German and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, where he writes about modernist literature, travel writing, colonial cultures and psychoanalysis. His publications include Kafka’s Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism and the Traffic of Writing (winner of the MLA’s Scaglione Prize, 2003), Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey (2008), and Uncanny Encounters: Literature, Psychoanalysis and the End of Alterity (forthcoming, 2015). Zilcosky also writes about philosophy, literary theory and comparative literature (articles on Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, Flaubert, Adorno, Celan, Sebald, Hesse, T. S. Eliot, Botho Strauss, Paul Auster, etc.). He serves on the editorial board for the German Studies series at both Continuum Press and Legenda Books, and on the advisory board of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre. Zilcosky’s work has been supported by major grants from Germany’s Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the US Fulbright Program, and the US National Endowment for the Humanities. He is Honorary President of the International Comparative Literature Association’s Research Committee on Literary Theory.



Doris L. Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies.  Her research focuses on issues of religion, gender, and ethnicity in the Holocaust and World War II and comparatively in other cases of extreme violence.  Her books include Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (1996); War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (2003); The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Centuries (edited, 2004); and Lessons and Legacies VIII (edited, 2008).   She has held grants and fellowships from the SSHRC, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the DAAD, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and she has taught at the Universities of Warsaw, Pristina, Tuzla, Notre Dame, and Vermont.  Her current projects include a book on Germany military chaplains in the Nazi era and a study of definitions of Germanness as revealed in the Volksdeutschen/ethnic Germans of Eastern Europe during World War II and the Holocaust. Bergen is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Jenkins is Associate Professor of German and European History at the University of Toronto, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Modern German History. She is the author of Provincial Modernity: Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siecle Hamburg (Cornell University Press, 2003). She writes on modernism, civil society, transnationalism, orientalism and imperialism in twentieth-century Germany. Recent publications include a special issue of German History on the topic of “Domesticity, Design and the Shaping of the Social” (Fall 2007) and a special issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East on “German Orientalism” (Fall 2004). Her articles have appeared in Geoff Eley and Jan Palmowski, eds., Citizenship and Nation in Twentieth-Century Germany (Stanford University Press, 2007) and in David Blackbourn and James Retallack, eds., Localism, Landscape and the Ambiguities of Place: Germany, 1871-1918 (University of Toronto Press, 2007).

In addition to her Canada Research Chair, Jenkins has held fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is currently writing a book on Germany and Iran, framed as an exploration of global interactions in the age of empire. Published articles from the project include "Excavating Zarathustra: Ernst Herzfeld's Archaeological History of Iran" Iranian Studies 45, 1 (2012) and "Experts, Migrants, Refugees: The Making of the German Colony in Iran, 1900-1934," in Bradley Naranch and Geoff Eley, eds., German Colonialism in a Global Age, 1884-1945 (Durham: Duke University Press, forthcoming 2012). She is also engaged in writing Germany Among the Global Empires for the Wiley-Blackwell series "A New History of Modern Europe."

Thomas Lahusen (PhD, Lausanne, Switzerland [EE/Rus]) is Canada Research Chair in History, Arts and Culture at the Department of History and the Centre of Comparative Literature. He is the author of The Concept of the “New Man”: Forms of Address and Society in Nineteenth-Century Russia (1982), On Synthetism, Mathematics and Other Matters: Zamyatin's Novel “We” (1994, co-authored), and How Life Writes the Book: Real Socialism and Socialist Realism in Stalin's Russia (1997). His publications also include about 50 articles, as well as the following co-edited collections: Late Soviet Culture: From Perestroika to Novostroika (1993), Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s (1995), Socialist Realism without Shores (1997), What Is Soviet Now? Identities, Legacies, Memories, ed. Thomas Lahusen and Peter H. Solomon, Jr. (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2008), and a number of special journal issues: “Views From the Postfuture: Soviet and East European Cinema” (Discourse, 1995), “Aube Rouge: Les Annees Trente en Extreme-Orient sovietique” (Revue d'etudes slaves, 1999), “Harbin and Manchuria: Place, Space, and Identity” (South Atlantic Quarterly, 2001), “Harbin: Histoire, Memoire et Difference” (Revue d'etudes slaves, 2001). He is presently working on a book on the history of Soviet film distribution and exhibition. He is also the co-editor and producer of a series of documentary films, including The Province of Lost Film (2006). See http://www.chemodanfilms.com. Home page: http://individual.utoronto.ca/lah/

Derek J. Penslar (PhD, University of California, Berkeley [Eur/JH]) is the Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History. His publications focus on modern European Jewry, the history of the Zionist movement, and the state of Israel. His books include Zionism and Technocracy: The Engineering of Jewish Settlement in Palestine, 1870-1918 (1991, Hebrew version 2001); In Search of Jewish Community: Jewish Identities in Germany and Austria, 1918-1933 (1998, coedited with Michael Brenner); Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe (2001); Israeli Historical Revisionism: From Left to Right (2002, co-edited with Anita Shapira); Orientalism and the Jews (2005, co-edited with Ivan Kalmar), Contemporary Antisemitism: Canada and the World (2005, co-edited with Michael Marrus and Janice Gross Stein), Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective (2006); and The Origins of Modern Israel: A Documentary History (2011, co-edited with Eran Kaplan).   Penslar's current projects include a book about Jews and the military in modern history and a biography of Theodor Herzl.  Penslar is co-editor of Jewish Social Studies and The Journal of Israeli History.

Ronald W. Pruessen (PhD, Pennsylvania [US/IR])is the former Chair of the Department of History at the University of Toronto with primary research and teaching interests in 20th century U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Early work focused on the Cold War (e.g., John Foster Dulles: To the Threshold, 1888-1952), but attention to both transatlantic relations and U.S.-China tensions generated attentiveness to the global perspectives of post-1945 U.S. policy makers and the historical roots of “globalization.”  He is currently working on a study of the early stages of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, using the American replacement of France as an example of a penchant for grand-scale unilateral efforts that fail to take account of limited resources.  Recent publications include The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonization (co-edited with Marc Frey and Tan Tai Yong) and Global Management (co-edited with W. Hoppenstedt and O. Rathkolb).

James Retallack (D. Phil., Oxford), is Professor of History and German Studies. He is on sabbatical until July 2012. He teaches courses and supervises PhD students in German and European history from 1789 to 1945. His research interests include German regional history, nationalism, antisemitism, political culture, elections, and the Kingdom of Saxony. His books (authored and edited) include Imperial Germany 1871-1918 in the Short Oxford History of Germany series (2008); Localism, Landscape, and the Ambiguities of Place (2007); The German Right, 1860-1920 (2006); Wilhelminism and its Legacies (2003), Saxony in German History (2000), Germany in the Age of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1996), Modernisierung und Region (1995), Between Reform, Reaction and Resistance (1993), Elections, Mass Politics, and Social Change in Modern Germany (1992), and Notables of the Right (1988). He will soon complete a monograph with the working title Election Battles and the Specter of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918. He has edited a collection of on-line documents and images ( Forging an Empire: Bismarckian Germany , 1866-1890) accessible on the website of the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford University (1983-5), the Free University Berlin (1993-4), and the University of Göttingen (2002-3). He received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel Research Prize in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2011. Visit Prof. Retallack's home page for more information.

Rebecca Wittmann (PhD University of Toronto) is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). Her research focuses on the Holocaust, postwar German trials of Nazi perpetrators and terrorists, and German legal history. She has received fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). She has published articles in Central European History, German History, and Lessons and Legacies. Her book, Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial (Harvard University Press, 2005) won the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History. She is currently working on her next project: “Nazism and Terrorism: The Madjanek and Stammheim Trials in 1975 West Germany.”

Political science 

Emanuel Adler is the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair in Israeli Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and editor of International Organization. Previously, he was Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include Security Communities; Communitarian International Relations; Convergence of Civilizations; and “Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in World Politics.” His current projects include projects on the turn to practice in International Relations, a constructivist reconsideration of strategic logic, including deterrence, European cooperative security and pluralistic integration, European security institutions, including the OSCE and NATO, civilization as a community of practice, and rationality and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Harald Bathelt (PhD, Giessen, F.R.G.; Habilitation, Giessen, F.R.G.) holds the Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Governance at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. He is also cross-appointed as Professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Geography and Research Associate of the Viessmann Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. His research interests include: clusters, innovation systems and knowledge-creation, political economy, industrial restructuring, globalization, regional policy and governance. Publications include books on a relational conception of economic geography (2003), regional multiplier effects of universities (ed., 2002), industrial restructuring and the division of labor in the German chemical industry (1997) and a comparative study of regional growth in US and Canadian high-tech regions (1991). He has published conceptual and empirical articles in leading journals, such as Progress in Human Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Environment and Planning, Economic Geography, Regional Studies and European Planning Studies. Additional information on his present research activities and publications can be found at http://www.harald-bathelt.com.

Randall Hansen (D Phil, Oxford University) is a Full Professor of Political Science and holds a Canada Research Chair in Immigration and Governance. His research interests cover comparative public policy and contemporary history. His is the author of Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany (Doubleday, 2008, Penguin, 2009), Citizenship and Immigration in Postwar Britain (Oxford University Press, 2000, [w Patrick Weil] Towards a European Nationality (Palgrave, 2001, [w Patrick Weil] Dual Citizenship, Social Rights and Federal Citizenship (Berghahn, 2002) and [w Matthew Gibney] Immigration and Asylum (An Encyclopedia) (ABC Clio, 2005). His current projects include a volume on liberalism, immigration and integration, on immigration and public opinion, and manuscripts on eugenics and forced sterilization and the history of German resistance after July 20, 1944. His website is www.randallhansen.ca.

Jeffrey Kopstein (BA, MA, PhD, Berkeley) is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto.  Before moving to Toronto, he taught at Dartmouth College, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.  His research interests are in comparative and European politics, ethnic conflict, and transatlantic relations. He has held fellowships at Harvard University's Center for European Studies and Princeton University's Center for International Studies.  He is also a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.  His research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation (USA), and the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research (USA).  He has published The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, 1945-1989 (1997), and co-edited Growing Apart? America and Europe in the 21st Century (2008) and Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order (2008).  Recent articles have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Polin, Review of International Studies, The Washington Quarterly, Slavic Review, and Contemporary European History.   

Susan Gross Solomon (BA,McGill; MA, PhD, Columbia ) is Professor of Political Science. An Associate of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, her research focuses on trans-national scientific and medical relations (Russia-Germany, Russia- America, Germany-America) and the transport of ideas across borders. Recent publications include an edited volume, Doing Medicine Together: Germany and Russia between the Wars ( University of Toronto Press, 2006). A collection of essays co-edited with P. Zylberman and L. Murard (CERMES, Paris), On Shifting Ground: Health and Place in Twentieth Century Europe is currently under review. She is completing a monograph entitled Bringing Russia Home: American and German Health Experts and “Red Medicine”, 1921-1936. Previous publications include "‘Being There:’ The Rockefeller Foundation's Division of Medical Education and the Russian Matter, 1925-1927," Journal of Policy History (October 2002); “Giving and Taking across Borders: The Rockefeller Foundation and Russia , 1919-1928”, Minerva 3 (2001), with Nikolai Krementsov. She co-edited and wrote the introduction to the 1930 travel diary to Moscow of Ludwig Aschoff, the Freiburg pathologist who spearheaded the creation of the German-Russian Laboratory for Racial Pathology in Moscow in 1927 (Vergleichende Völkerpathologie oder Rassenpathologie ed. Susan Gross Solomon and J. Richter (Pfaffenweiler: 1998).

Triadafilos (Phil) Triadafilopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in Political Science for the New School for Social Research and is a former Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow. Triadafilopoulos also held a two-year visiting research fellowship at the Institute for Social Sciences at Humboldt University through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and is a member of the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance (EDG) research team, an SSHRC-funded Major Collaborative Research Initiative.  Triadafilopoulos' research focuses on how immigration and citizenship policies both reflect and reconfigure boundaries of national belonging in liberal-democratic states. He is the author of Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Citizenship in Canada and Germany (UBC Press, forthcoming in 2012) and has published articles in the Review of International Studies, German Politics and Society, Social Research, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the Journal of Historical Sociology, Citizenship Studies, and the Journal of Politics.  Triadafilopoulos current research includes a JIGES-funded project comparing the integration of Muslim immigrants in Germany and the Netherlands (with Professor Anna Korteweg).  More information concerning Triadafilopoulos' research and teaching interests is available here.


Michal Bodemann (PhD 1979, MA 1969 Brandeis University) is Professor at the Department of Sociology. His research focuses on German-Jewish relations since the end of the Second World War; and on classical German sociology, in the period between 1900 and 1933. He is also interested in conceptions of social change and has been following the development of East Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bodemann has authored and edited: Jews, Germans, Memory: Reconstructions of Jewish Life in Germany (1996); Gedächtnistheater: die jüdische Gemeinschaft und ihre deutsche Erfindung (1996); Out of the Ashes: The Vicissitudes of the New German Jewry (Institute of the World Jewish Congress, 1997), as well as a series of articles and book chapters. He served three-year terms as an Associate Editor of Canadian Jewish Outlook, the Canadian Journal of Sociology, and as editor of the Sardinia Newsletter. His most recent books are: A Jewish Family in Germany Today. An Intimate Portrait (1995) and Migration, Citizenship, Ethnos, a volume edited together with JIGES fellow Gökce Yurdakul. Bodemann writes on German-Jewish issues for such major German papers as Die Tageszeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Sueddeutsche Zeitung. In addition, he has submitted entries to both the Encyclopedia Judaica Year Book and Encyclopedia Judaica Decennial Year Book. Recently, Bodemann co-authored, with Gökçe Yurdakul, We Don’t Want to be the Jews of Tomorrow, an article on Jews and Turks in Germany (German Politics and Society).

Anna C. Korteweg (PhD, University of California at Berkeley) is Assistant Professor in Sociology. Her research focuses on how national identity is defined in public and parliamentary debates on immigrant integration. In her work, she analyzes how various political actors construct the problematic of immigrant integration in the intersections gender, religion, ethnicity and national origin. As part of this research, she has published on the media debates surrounding the murder of Theo van Gogh, honour killing in the Netherlands and Germany, and Sharia-based arbitration in Ontario. Her current work focuses on immigrant integration policy making in Germany and the Netherlands (with Phil Triadafilopoulos, Political Science). She is also working on a book manuscript on the connection between media debates and policy developments regarding honour-related violence, the headscarf and burqa, and Sharia law in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Britain (with Gökçe Yurdakul, Humboldt Universität, Berlin). Her past work focused on the construction of citizenship at the Dutch and American welfare offices. She has published in various scholarly journals, including Theory & Society, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Gender & Society as well as in edited book volumes. She has recently finished a four-country study on media and policy debates regarding honour-related violence for UNRISD (with Gökçe Yurdakul).



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