Find a research supervisor in German studies

Staff in the Department of Modern Languages who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of German studies.

Dr Hilary Brown

Dr Hilary Brown

Lecturer in Translation Studies

  • Cultural history of C17 and C18 Europe
  • Anglo-German cultural relations
  • History of translation
  • Literary translation
  • Gender and translation
  • Women intellectuals pre-1900, particularly women translators

Dr Elystan Griffiths

Dr Elystan Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in German

  • German literature, history and culture of the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Pastoral and utopian writing
  • German-language cinema, all periods

Dr Nigel Harris

Reader in German

German literature and culture between 1100 and 1650.

Professor Sara Jones

Professor Sara Jones

Professor of Modern Languages

  • Memory studies
  • Post-socialism
  • Germany
  • Cultural history
  • East German State Security Service (Stasi)
  • Transitional justice.

Dr Katharina Karcher

Dr Katharina Karcher

Lecturer in German

  • Political violence and terrorism
  • Gender and conflict
  • Feminist protest and European women’s movements
  • Feminist Theory
  • 1968 and its legacy
  • Political extremism
  • Contemporary German culture and politics

Professor John Klapper

Professor John Klapper

Professor in Modern Languages

  • German inner exile
  • Literature under National Socialism
  • Language pedagogy
  • Instructed second language acquisition

Dr Nicholas Martin

Dr Nicholas Martin

Director of the Institute for German Studies
Reader in European Intellectual History

Modern German intellectual history and/or the cultural history of war and political violence in twentieth-century Germany.

Dr Ruth Whittle

Dr Ruth Whittle

Senior Lecturer in German Studies
HeFI Fellow

  • Narratives of (personal, gendered, professional, national)
  • Pedagogical aspects of teaching and learning
  • The role of mindset and reflection in deep learning.

Modern languages staff research supervision areas