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Assistant Professor, History, Ph.D., History, University of California, Davis
Wescoe Hall, Room 2610

Professor Denning's teaching and research focus on twentieth-century Europe, particularly Germany and France; Mobility; Environmental History; History of Technology; Leisure and Consumption; Transnationalism; and Empire and Global History​.

Assistant Professor of Humanities, Coordinator, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Bailey Hall, Room 205B

Professor Janzen is trained in comparative literature and focuses on German and Latin American literature. 

St. Andrews Office Facility, Room 135

Chris Johnson has been actively involved in the research program of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at KU. His primary focus has been the management of the Linguistic Atlas of Kansas German Dialects in conjunction with the digital humanities initiative at KU. 

Wescoe Hall, 2070

Research, teaching and service:

Professor Keel teaches courses on German settlements and dialects in Kansas with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and collaborates with KU ScholarWorks on “German Dialect Recordings from Kansas and Missouri.” He edits the Yearbook of German-American Studies and chairs Sister Cities Lawrence.

Adjunct Researcher, Professor Emeritus, University of California-Davis , Ph.D. (Germanic Languages & Literatures), University of Kansas

Professor Winder McConnell specializes in medieval German literature.

Courtesy Lecturer, B.A. and M.A. University of Kansas
Wescoe Hall, Room 2089
Teaching interests: Jim Morrison is interested in the teaching of German language, history and culture as well as evaluation of German language proficiency levels.  More specifically, he is interested in German for the professions, the German business culture and the Social Market Economy.
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Wescoe Hall, Room 2132

Professor Perelmutter teaches Yiddish language and is a specialist in Yiddish and Slavic linguistics and folklore.

Distinguished Professor in Public Opinion and Survey Research, Ph.D. (Political Science), Florida State University
Blake Hall, Room 525

Professor Rohrschneider specializes in comparative politics, with a focus on German politics.

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Florida State University
Murphy Hall, Room 317

Professor Rovit is a specialist in German theater with particular attention to the post-War legacy and the Holocaust.

Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs, Spencer Museum of Art, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Dr. Straughn is Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs at the Spencer Museum of Art. Her doctoral dissertation at the University of Chicago examined Jewish art and expressionism in early twentieth-century Germany.

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