From Sturm and Drang and Goethe's Faust  to contemporary 21st century Germany, our German Studies faculty have a variety of expertise and research interests. The interdisciplinary nature of our teaching allows students to study the German language while also learning about the fascinating, rich, and sometimes difficult histories of German-speaking countries via their literature, music, film, and everyday cultures. Our faculty also contribute to the programs in Women's Studies, International Studies, and General Education via their courses in the "Literature and Culture" rubric, and also to Gateway Colloquia offerings, the first course in the University's writing program.

Current Faculty

  • Marina Balina

    Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian

    (Department Chair)

     (On sabbatical Fall 2015)

    Contact: (309) 556-3082 — mbalina@iwu.edu

  • Adam Woodis

    Visiting Assistant Professor of German

    (19th-century German literature, history, and culture; 19th/20th-century Switzerland)

    Contact: (309) 556-3470 — awoodis@iwu.edu

 

All correspondence can be mailed to individual faculty members at:

German Studies
201 E. University
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL
61702-2900
Departmental Phone:  309/556-3044
Departmental FAX:  309/556-3284