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Department of German and Russian Studies

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Established in August 2006, the Department of German and Russian Studies is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Our faculty consists of five full-time roster faculty and several adjunct instructors of German and Russian. Both programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate. We encourage you to explore the reasons for studying these languages, and please talk with us about the numerous opportunities we offer.

Check out the 3rd German-American Business Summit

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany
Read this article on Professor Della Lana's successful summer internship program.

Department Highlights

Dr. Irina ErmanDr. Irina Erman
Director of Russian Studies Program
Read this interview with Dr. Erman

Department News

Dr. Nancy Nenno’s article “Black Austrian Studies: Here to Stay” appears in “Rethinking Black German Studies”
Posted on 19 October 2018 | 12:23 pm
Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Nenno, whose article “Black Austrian Studies: Here to Stay” just appeared in the book Rethinking Black German Studies. Approaches, interventions and Histories. with Peter Lang press. The volume’s editors, Tiffany N. Florvil and Vanessa D. Plumly, summarize her article in their introduction: “Nancy P. Nenno uses her chapter to probe Black […]
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Dr. Nancy Nenno appointed co-organizer of the Black Diaspora Network of the German Studies Association
Posted on 14 October 2018 | 10:03 pm
Dr. Nancy Nenno, Professor of German at the College of Charleston, has been appointed co-organizer of the Black Diaspora Network of the German Studies Association from 2019 to 2021. A scholar of 20th century German literature and cinema, Dr. Nenno specializes in Black German and Austrian Studies; recent publications by Dr. Nenno include “Elective Paternities: […]
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