Assistant Professor - Department Chair
Kelly Maynard joined the faculty at Grinnell in 2009 after teaching in the history and art history departments at Scripps College. Her current project, entitled Hearing Wagner in France at... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor

Jenny Anger joined the Department of Art and Art History at Grinnell College in 1997. She has been an associate professor since 2004. She has served as department chair (2004-06, 2014-16... See this person's full profile

Professor

Todd Armstrong did his undergraduate work at the Universities of Montana and Oregon, and then studied in an ACTR program at the Pushkin Institute. After Moscow, he completed a year of... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Tim Arner specializes in medieval literature. His research and teaching interests include the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, the influence of classical texts on Middle English poetry, and... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Director of Collegium Musicum

Jennifer Williams Brown (musicology) is a specialist in the history and performance of Baroque music, particularly 17th-century Italian opera. In 2008 she received the Claude V. Palisca... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Vance Byrd is an Assistant Professor of German at Grinnell College. Professor Byrd is a scholar of nineteenth-century German literature who writes on topics relating to media studies,... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor
Director of the Rosenfield Program, Spring 2015

Edward Cohn came to Grinnell in 2007 after completing a Ph.D. in Russian history at the University of Chicago. A 1999 graduate of Swarthmore College, he worked for a year as a journalist... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Monessa Cummins received her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on Greek epinician poetry, a type of lyric poetry composed in praise of victors at... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor

Eugene Gaub joined the faculty at Grinnell College in 1995. He is a pianist who also teaches courses in music theory and music history.
As a pianist, Eugene Gaub's solo... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Raquel joined the department in 1998 as a CSMP scholar and dissertation fellow. Raquel teaches all levels of the Russian language curriculum, and also teaches a course based on her... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Having studied in Germany, Spain and the US, I received my PhD in Germanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. A specialist in 20/21st century German film, ethnicity and... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Kelly Herold has spent several summers, a spring and two winters in Russia. Her research on memoir and travel writing has taken her to Dublin, London and Prague. She has written commentary... See this person's full profile
Professor
Susan Ireland is Orville and Mary Patterson Routt Professor of Literature. She grew up in England, and taught in France for eight years before coming to the United States in 1982. She has a... See this person's full profile
Assistant Professor

Marika T. Knowles studies French art of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.  She is particularly interested in the way that motifs travel between a variety of media,... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

James Lee’s teaching and research focus on Renaissance drama and poetry. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, the history of the scientific method, and contemporary critical theory... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor
Danielle Lussier is an assistant professor in political science. Her research focuses on democratization, the political behavior of former authoritarian regimes, and leadership, with a... See this person's full profile
Assistant Professor

Vanessa Lyon teaches early modern art with an emphasis on gender, historiography, theology, and cross-cultural relationships in Spanish, Flemish, and British visual representation (circa... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Ellen directs and teaches European dramatic literature, criticism, theory, and theatre history from the Greeks to Beckett and Stoppard. She also teaches interdisciplinary Humanities... See this person's full profile

Professor
McCay-Casady Professor of Humanities
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Philippe Moisan is from Brittany. He holds a D.E.U.G. in Literature and Visual Arts, and a Licence in Literature from the University of Caen (Normandy). He also has a... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Primary Academic Interests
Early Modern Philosophy (Particularly Spinoza, Cartesianism, History of Physics, and the Dutch Enlightenment)
The History and Philosophy of Science... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Presently working on:

The Politics of Feast and Space: Academic Festival Books and the Rise of Institutional Power in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America

Recent... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Aysha Pollnitz arrived at Grinnell College in August 2013 following research fellowships at Trinity College, Cambridge and the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC. She has taught... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Elizabeth Prevost received her B.A. from Trinity College (CT) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the history of gender, colonialism, and... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor
Book Project: Postcards from Auschwitz: Tourism and Holocaust Remembrance. Supported by an NEH Summer Stipend for 2013. 

Selected Publications: 

“Consumers or Witnesses? Holocaust... See this person's full profile
Full Professor
Tyler Roberts teaches courses in modern western religious thought, religion and politics, and theory and method in Religious Studies. He has published a book on Friedrich Nietzsche’s views... See this person's full profile
Assistant Professor
Professor

Erik Simpson's literature courses focus on British writing from Shakespeare to the present, especially the literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His primary research... See this person's full profile