Contributors

Bradley Boovy

Bradley Boovy is assistant professor of German and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University where he coordinates the German program for the Corvallis campus and teaches courses on German language and literature, men and masculinities, gender studies, and queer studies. His research interests include twentieth-century German literary and cultural studies, critical language pedagogy, and queer and feminist theories. His work has appeared in the Women in German Yearbook, Die Unterrichtspraxis, L2 Journal, and Archival Practice, among others. He is currently completing a monograph on West German gay magazines in the early Cold War titled ‘Masculinity and the Magazine: Sexuality, Race, and Belonging in 1950s West Germany’.

Jennifer Creech

Jennifer Creech is currently Associate Professor of German at the University of Rochester, where she is also Affiliate Faculty in Film & Media Studies, and Associate Faculty at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies. Her research and teaching interests include late 20th-century German literature, film and culture; cinema studies; Marxist and feminist theories. She is the author of Mothers, Comrades & Outcasts in East German Women’s Films (Indiana University Press, 2016), and has published on East German and post-unification cinema in Seminar and Women in German Yearbook. She is also the co-editor of Spectacle: German Visual Culture, vol. 2 (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015) and The Body: German Visual Culture, vol. 5 (forthcoming 2018). She is currently working on a collaborative book and documentary film project that explores the story of former Namibian refugees in East Germany.

Cynthia Cruz

Cynthia Cruz is the author of four collections of poems. Her first collection of essays as well as a fifth collection of poems and an anthology of Latina poetry she has edited are forthcoming in 2019. Currently pursuing a PhD in German Language and Literature at Rutgers University, Cruz’s academic work examines how iterations of quiet can serve as resistance. Cruz teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Born in Germany, Cruz grew up in Northern California. She earned her BA at Mills College, her MFA in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and her MFA in Art Writing & Criticism at the School of Visual Arts.

Kyle Frackman

Kyle Frackman is Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of An Other Kind of Home: Gender-Sexual Abjection, Subjectivity, and the Uncanny in Literature and Film (2015) and the co-editor of Gender and Sexuality in East German Film (2018, with Faye Stewart) and Classical Music in the German Democratic Republic (2015, with Larson Powell). Other publications have examined East German culture, history, and film, contemporary film, German literature, and gender-sexual politics. Website: http://cenes.ubc.ca/frackman Twitter: @kyfrack

Jennifer Ruth Hosek

Jennifer Ruth Hosek is professor of transnational German Studies at Queen’s University in Ontario, where she is affiliated with Film and Media, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, and the University of Havana exchange. PhD in Comparative Literature at Berkeley; Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford. Publications on a variety of topics including the monograph Sun, Sex, and Socialism: Cuba in the German Imaginary and co-authored anthologies on Berlin and on Christa Wolf. External support from the SSHRC, Berlin Parliament, DAAD, National Coalition of Women in German (WiG), Humboldt, and Mellon. Her article on German documentaries about Havana won a WiG Best Article Prize and is published in three languages. Her open source, open access and free telecollaborative language exchange platform LinguaeLive.ca is available for instructors around the globe to use. One of Dr. Hosek’s current larger projects investigates cinema and anti-petrocultural urban movement and includes the award-winning documentary Rodando en La Habana bicycle stories (with Jaime Santos).

Britta Kallin

Britta Kallin, Ph.D., serves as German Program Director and Associate Professor of German in the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain and of the Atlanta Global Studies Center. She has published articles on German and Austrian authors and her monograph The Presentation of Racism in Contemporary German and Austrian Plays was published in 2007. Her research focuses on gender, nation building, religious minorities, critical race theory, and intersectional theory in contemporary literature and culture of Germany and Austria. She includes discussions about equity, race, the environment, the economy as well as the UN SDGs in her classes and regularly teaches the classes “Sustainability in Germany” and “Crossing Borders: Migration in Literature and Culture.” Currently she is working on a book project about contemporary German-language feminist re-writings of fairy tales.

Margaret McCarthy

Margaret McCarthy is professor of German Studies at Davidson College, where she also teaches film and media studies. She has published articles on contemporary German literature, film, and feminism in journals such as Camera Obscura, German Quarterly, New German Critique, and Oxford German Studies. She co-edited the Women in German Yearbook as well as Light Motives. German Popular Film in Perspective (2003). More recently she editedPop Literature. A Companion (2015) and authored Mad Mädchen. Feminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and Film.

Danika Medak-Saltzman

Danika Medak-Saltzman (Anishinaabe) is currently assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. Her work focuses on Indigenous Feminisms, Native histories, Indigenous thought and theory, transnational Indigeneity, Indigenous futurisms, and visual culture—including film and cultural production. She also examines the transnational movement of American colonial policies–particularly in the case of Japan—which is a subject explored in her forthcoming book, Specters of Colonialism: Native Peoples, Visual Cultures, and Colonial Projects in the U.S. and Japan, with the University of Minnesota Press. Her articles have appeared in American Quarterly and the Journal of Critical Ethnic Studies, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, and Studies in American Indian Literature. She is a member and co-founder of the “Just Futures Project,” and alongside Iyko Day and Antonio T. Tiongson Jr. she is co-editor of the “Critical Race, Indigeneity and Relationality” book series for Temple University Press.

Mariela Méndez

Mariela Méndez is a Latinx Associate Professor of Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond. She teaches at the intersection of Latin American Studies, Performance Studies, Feminist and Queer Theories. She is the author of Crónicas travestis: El periodismo transgresor de Alfonsina Storni, Clarice Lispector y María Moreno (Rosario: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2017), winner of the 2019 Best Critical Monograph Award from the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades. She has co-edited the books Urbanas y modernas: Crónicas periodísticas de Alfonsina Storni (Madrid: Barlín Libros, 2019), Escrituras a ras de suelo: Crónica latinoamericana del siglo XX (Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Finis Terrae, 2014), Un libro quemado (Buenos Aires: Editorial Excursiones, 2014), and published extensively in journals in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe.

Deepti Misri

Deepti Misri is Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She’s also a founding member of the Critical Kashmir Studies Collective, a feminist scholarly collective whose work focuses on Indian militarized occupation in Kashmir. She is is the author of Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India (2014). She is the co-editor of a special issue on “PROTEST” with the journal WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly (Fall/Winter 2018). Her articles have appeared in Signs, Meridians, and Cultural Studies, among other venues. She is co-editing with Mona Bhan and Haley Duschinski The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies (forthcoming 2020).

Faye Stewart

Faye Stewart is Associate Professor of German at Georgia State University. She is the author of German Feminist Queer Crime Fiction: Politics, Justice and Desire (2014) and co-editor of Framing Islam: Faith, Fascination, and Fear in Twenty-First-Century German Culture (Colloquia Germanica 47.1–2, 2014/2017, with Heidi Denzel de Tirado) and Gender and Sexuality in East German Film: Intimacy and Alienation (2018, with Kyle Frackman).

Didem Uca

Didem Uca is Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Colgate University. She received her Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (2019). Her research interests center on intersectional approaches to German-language post/migrant and minority cultural production and transnational coming-of-age narratives. She has been part of the editorial team of Jahrbuch Türkisch-Deutsche Studien since 2013 and serves on committees within the Modern Language Association, the American Association of Teachers of German, and Coalition of Women in German, for which she also manages the Twitter account @womeningerman.

 

Sabine von Mering

Sabine von Mering is Professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, affiliated faculty with the Environmental Studies Program, and Director of the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) at Brandeis University. Her co-edited volumes include Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the US (2013), Russian-Jewish Emigration after the Cold War: Perspectives from Germany, Israel, Canada, and the United States (2006), and International Green Politics (2002).