Professor Bill Dodd (German Studies)
Research about: "inner emigration" of the Nazi period; language criticism, critical linguistics (discourse analysis), and corpus linguistics; language pedagogy; Kafka
Dr Elystan Griffiths (German Studies)
Research about: German literature from 1770 to1815; German film
Dr Jonathan Grix
Research about: Sport in Germany; the German unification process; East German identity, politics and history; the East German sports system
Hans Kundnani (European Council on Foreign Relations)
Research about: Germany's 1968 generation and the Holocaust, German geo-economic power in the 21st century, and German-Chinese relations.
Professor William E Paterson - Professor Emeritus
Research about: Germany and the EU; Germany and Eastern Europe; Government and politics of Germany; party systems and elections; the impact of unification
Adelheid Heuwieser (German Studies)
DAAD-Lektorin in the Department of Modern Languages
Professor Ronald Speirs (German Studies)
Research about: Brecht, Kafka, Thomas Mann, Fascism and European literature, the first unification of Germany, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber
Dr Graham Timmins (POLSIS)
Research about: The external activities of the European Union with a specific interest in the European Union's 'eastern policy'. Graham Timmins is involved in a number of research projects examining European Union-Russian relations and since 2006 has been a joint coordinator of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)-University Association for Contemporary Studies (UACES) Joint Research Network on EU-Russia Relations. He also maintains an interest in German politics and has a specific interest in German European and Foreign Policy as well as Germany's bilateral relations with Russia.
Professor Wilfried van der Will - Honorary Professor
Research about: German culture, philosophy and politics; German literature and society post-1945; the worker-culture movement of the Weimar Republic; culture in the Third Reich; protest and democracy from the 1960s to the 1980s; the reception of Nietzsche
Dr Tara Windsor (German Studies)
Research about: cultural diplomacy during the years of the Weimar Republic, international scholarly relations, Anglo-German student exchange after the First World War. Tara is currently researching and contributing to a critical anthology of translated exile writings, which will compare fictional and non-fictional texts – including ego-documents – written by inner and territorial exiles of the Nazi and Francoist dictatorships.
Professor Stefan Wolff (POLSIS)
Research about: ethnic German minorities in Central and Easter Europe; ethnic German expellees, refugees and ‘returnees’ and their integration in the Federal Republic; policies of German governments towards ethnic German minorities abroad; expellee organisations in the Federal Republic, German Ostpolitik, the German ‘question’ in international politics.