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Jenny Anger
Professor

Jenny Anger is professor of art history at Grinnell College, where she has taught since earning her Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture at Brown University in 1997. Anger’s... See full profile

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Professor - Department Chair
 
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 full profile

Jennifer Brown portrait
Associate Professor - Department Chair

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 full profile

Vance Byrd
Associate Professor - Department Chair

Vance Byrd is an Associate 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 full profile

Cohn Edward
Associate Professor

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 full profile

Monessa Cummins
Associate Professor - Department Chair
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 full profile
Eugene Gaub
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 repertoire... See full profile

Greene Raquel
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 full profile

Berna Gueneli
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 full profile

Herold
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 full profile
Susan
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 full profile
james_lee
Assistant Professor

James Lee’s teaching and research focus on Renaissance literature and culture. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, the history of the scientific method, and contemporary critical... See full profile

Lussier
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 full profile

Mease
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 full profile

Moisan
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 full profile

Tammy Nyden
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 full profile

mirzam_perez
Associate Professor - Department Chair

Primary Academic Interests:

Theater/Performance, Transatlantic Studies, Visual Culture, and Early Modern Spanish Literature

Current Research:

The Politics of Feast... See full profile

Pollnitz
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 full profile

Prevost
Associate Professor - Department Chair
 

Elizabeth Prevost received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University and B.A. from Trinity College (CT). Her research focuses on the history of gender, colonialism, and... See full profile

Dan Reynolds
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 full profile
Roberts
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 full profile
Assistant Professor
 
Erik
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 full profile