Elizabeth A. Drummond is Assistant Professor of modern Central European history at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she is also affiliated with the European Studies Program, the Women’s Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Honors Program. She received her Ph.D. from Georgetown University and is currently working on a manuscript entitled “To Each His Own”: National Identity and Nationalist Mobilization in the German-Polish Borderland of Poznania, 1886–1914, a comparative study of the construction of national identity at the grassroots level and the mobilization of national sympathies in a binational borderland. She has published articles on multiple aspects of the German-Polish national conflict – on the role of women in nationalist mobilization and the gendering of nationalism, on the position of Jews in the German-Polish national conflict, and on the imagery and symbols employed in the construction of national identities – and has articles forthcoming on the problem of Poznań/Posen as a transnational city and on the demographic question in Poznania. She has also presented her work at national and international conferences, in the United States, Germany, Poland, England, Canada, and Australia.
Todd Heidt is Assistant Professor of German at Knox College, where he has taught since 2009. His research focuses on visual culture, media and film adaptations during the Weimar Republic. He has published on Alfred Döblin’s aesthetics of literary montage and the image-texts of W.G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten. He is currently preparing separate projects on Weimar film aesthetics and urban photogaphy, as well as co-editing a German Cinema A Critical Filmography to 1945 with Todd Herzog. In his teaching and mentoring, he has worked with undergraduate students to creatively leverage their interests to find unique opportunities for them. These include internships in the arts and sciences in Germany, original research projects in which students utilize German archives, preparing students for first conference presentations and co-directing a number of interdisciplinary Honors theses. His expanding interest in undergraduate research stems directly from those experiences.
Alexandra Merley Hill is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Portland, where she teaches all levels of language and culture. Her publications include a monograph on Julia Franck and the co-edited volume Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction.
Craig Koslofsky is Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He works on early modern Germany and early modern Europe, focusing on the history of everyday life, cultural history, and the history of the body. In 2011 he published Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe with Cambridge University Press. He serves on the Advisory Board of the journal German History.
Eric Kurlander is Professor of Modern European History and Chair of the History Department at Stetson University. He teaches a number of courses on Modern German, European, and World History, from Germany in War and Revolution; Nazi Germany; The Holocaust; and A Global History of the Second World War to The French Revolution; Empire, Nation, and Identity; The Age of Extremes; and Baseball: A Social and Cultural History of America. His most recent book, Living With Hitler (Yale, 2009), examines the ways German liberals negotiated, resisted, and in some ways accommodated the Third Reich. His first book, The Price of Exclusion: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Decline of German Liberalism, 1898-1933 (Berghahn, 2006), looks at the interplay between ethnic nationalist ideology and the decline of German liberalism in late-Imperial and Weimar Germany. His articles have appeared in German History, Central European History, The Journal of Contemporary History, The Historian, The Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, Ethnopolitics, and The European Review of History, as well as a number of edited collections. Kurlander has held research and writing fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the German Historical Institute; the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); the Krupp Foundation; and Harvard University’s Program for the Study of Germany and Europe. His current projects include a textbook, The West in Question: Continuity and Change, set to appear with Pearson-Longman in 2013; a new book, under contract with Yale University Press, entitled Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich, 1919-1945 (New Haven and London, 2016).
Lynn M. Kutch is Associate Professor of German in the Modern Language Studies Department at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has published on the German playwright Ilse Langner in Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research. Additionally, she has published in the peer-reviewed online journal Scenario: Journal for Drama and Theatre in Foreign and Second Language Education on using drama pedagogy to teach Ruth Klüger’s weiter leben. She also published an article on the comic book humor of Sonnenallee in Strategies of Humor in Post-Unification German Literature, Film and Other Media. In addition, she has published an article on Veit Müller’s regional crime fiction in Modern Language Studies, and an article on satirical media images of Angela Merkel in the book Challenging Images of Women in the Media. She is also co-editing the volume Tatort Germany: The Curious Case of German Crime Fiction scheduled to appear in spring 2014 with Camden House. Kutch has also received institutional research and assessment grants for studying the pedagogy of graphic novels in the foreign language classroom; and has prepared a web resource for German educators who would like to incorporate graphic novels at all levels of language teaching.
Heikki Lempa is Associate Professor of German and Modern European History at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. He is a social and cultural historian whose interests are in everyday life, the history of emotions, history of education, and the uses of historical knowledge. He has published two books: Beyond the Gymnasium: Educating the Middle-Class Bodies in Classical Germany (2007) and Bildung der Triebe: Der deutsche Philanthropismus (1768-1788) (1993). Currently he is working on a book-length project that explores, through a series of case studies, how the sense and practices of honor changed in Germany from 1700 to 1914. Undergraduate research has become an important part of his academic work. At his small liberal arts college it has been possible to allocate much of his teaching to mentoring senior theses, engaging students in independent studies, and employing a fair number of students as research assistants for current project. Together with Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger from Lafayette College and Axel Hildebrandt from Moravian College, he has organized an Undergraduate Conference in German Studies yearly since 2011.
Scott Windham is Associate Professor of German in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Elon University. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina in 2002 and joined the Elon faculty that same year. From 2008-2012 he served as chair of the department, and prior to that served as the director of language learning technologies. He has published articles and book chapters on Peter Weiss, assessment in lower-level language courses, and syllabus design. He is currently working on articles on the film Dreiviertelmond, the film Judgment at Nuremberg, and the portrayal of Germans in social media–all with the help of undergraduate research students.
Lisa Fetheringill Zwicker is an Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, South Bend. She teaches German History, European Studies, Gender Studies and will be the Director of International Programs at IUSB starting in the 2013-2014 academic year. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. Her book, Dueling Students: Masculinity, Conflict, and Politics in German Universities, 1890 to 1914, appeared in 2011 with University of Michigan. Recent published work has focused on antisemitism, confessional relations at universities, competing ideas about honor, and constructions of masculinity. She is now pursuing a new project on gender, everyday life and social change. It is titled “Behind the New Woman: The History of the Economic Changes, Political Reforms, and Pioneering Activists that Made Possible the New Woman in Germany, 1890-1930.” Her work with undergraduate research includes organizing an interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference at IUSB, serving as an advisor to the Undergraduate Research Journal in History at IUSB, and assigning research projects in most of her upper division history courses.