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Emma Betz

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies/Associate Professor

Applied linguistics (conversation analysis, interactional linguistics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics)

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Michael Boehringer

Associate Professor and Department Chair

Literary and cultural studies (19th-21st-century Austrian literature, gender and migration studies, masculinity studies)

Alice Kuzniar

Alice Kuzniar

Professor

Literary and cultural studies (animal studies, Romanticism, gender studies, homeopathy)

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Grit Liebscher

Grit Liebscher

Professor

Applied linguistics (sociolinguistics, bilingualism, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, language and identity, German migration)

Paul Malone

Paul Malone

Associate Professor

Literary and cultural studies (film, performance theory, translation, graphic novels)

Ann Marie Rasmussen

Ann Marie Rasmussen

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies/Professor and Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies

Literary & cultural studies. German medieval, gender, and literary studies.

Barbara Schmenk

Barbara Schmenk

Professor

Applied linguistics (language education, gender studies) 

James M. Skidmore

James M. Skidmore

Associate Professor and Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies

Literary and film studies (contemporary German literature and culture, comparative literature, politics in literature and film, online learning)

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Andrea Speltz

Andrea Speltz

Assistant Professor

Literary and cultural studies (the European Enlightenment and the history of educational ideas)

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Onyeka Ezeh

Instructor

Onyeka Ezeh, the Russian instructor in the Germanic and Slavic Studies, has taught elementary language courses for 5 years in Nigeria and Russia before joining the department.
Onyeka completed his BA and MA degrees at Moscow State Linguistic University in Russia and earned his doctorate from the same university in 2018. He is a scholar of applied linguistics, specializing in conversational analysis in Russian and German languages. Often engaging interdisciplinary approaches, much of his research has centered on mitigation strategies in directive speech acts.

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