German Studies

Teaching and research staff within the German Studies department.

Dr Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand 
Senior Lecturer in German Linguistics

Specialisms: Phonetics; Phonology; German Dialectology; German language skills.


Ms Dorit Fellner
Senior Language Tutor


Dr Melanie Födisch
Language Tutor


Prof Cathy Gelbin
Professor of Film and German Studies

Specialisms: Modern German culture: film and literature; European and independent cinema; German-Jewish Culture; Holocaust representations.


Prof Matthew Jefferies
Professor of German History

Specialisms: German history (19th and 20th century); historiography; architectural and urban history; German liberalism; photography and photobooks.


Dr Elinor Parks
Language Tutor in German


Dr Sebastian Truskolaski
Lecturer in German Studies

Specialisms: Points of contact between modern and contemporary art, literature, and philosophy; Modern European thought from Kant to Derrida; aesthetic theory from Romanticism to the Frankfurt School; theories (and practices) of translation from Luther to Benjamin.


Honorary and Emeritus staff

Prof Margaret Littler 
Emerita Professor of Contemporary German Culture