People

Nina Amstutz

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-7313
  • Office: 219 Lawrence Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, History Art & Arch
  • Affiliated Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: 18th- and 19th-century art; history of science

Susan Anderson

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  • Title: Professor of German
  • Phone: 541-346-4056
  • Office: 321 Friendly Hall
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, European Studies, Translation Studies, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: German and Austrian literature and culture from the late 19th century to the present

Ray Balstad

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  • Title: Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 541-346-2703
  • Office: 114D Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: MTWRF 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
  • Interests: French, Film, Comics, Foreign Language Acquisition, Botany

Fatima Benhabyb

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  • Title: Undergraduate Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 541-346-2047
  • Office: 114 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: MTWRF 8:30am-4:30pm [Remote Fridays]
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program

Jack Boss

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  • Title: Professor of Music Theory and Composition
  • Phone: 541-346-5654
  • Office: 208 Frohnmayer Music Bldg
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, Music
  • Interests: Music Theory, Music Composition, Music Scholarly Areas

Kenneth Calhoon

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  • Title: Professor of Comparative Literature and German
  • Phone: 541-346-4060
  • Office: 356 PLC
  • Departments: Comparative Literature, German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: Cinema Studies Program
  • Interests: German literature, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, visual arts, early cinema

Anita Chari

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4752
  • Office: 928 PLC
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1:30 pm drop-in in person CHA 105, Wed. on zoom, reserve a time at https://calendly.com/anitachari/officehours. Please note drop in office hours weeks 2, 4, 6 are by appointment only
  • Departments: Clark Honors College, Comparative Literature, German & Scandinavian, Political Science
  • Interests: Political Theory, Critical Theory, Frankfurt School, Marxism, Contemplative Studies, Somatics and Politics
  • Website: Website

Miriam Chorley-Schulz

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  • Title: Assistant Professor and Mokin Fellow of Holocaust Studies
  • Office: 419 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Mo, 1–2pm or by appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, Judaic Studies Program
  • Affiliated Departments: History, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Interests: Jewish Studies, Yiddish Studies, Holocaust Studies, Fascism Studies, Soviet Union, German Studies
  • Website: Website

Alex Colombo

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  • Title: PhD Student
  • Additional Title: Graduate Employee
  • Office: 16 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Wed. 1-3PM, or by appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Feminist Theories & Philosophy, Holocaust Studies, Fascism Studies, Gender, Sexuality, Queer & Trans Studies, Feminist Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, Critical Theory

Olivia Denton

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  • Title: Faculty Support Coordinator
  • Additional Title: ASU 1 - School of Global Studies and Languages
  • Phone: 541-346-1385
  • Office: 107 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: MTWTF 9:00-5:00
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center

Brita Ellis

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  • Title: Academic Programs Manager
  • Phone: 541-346-9782
  • Office: Friendly 114E
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish
  • Affiliated Departments: School of Global Studies and Languages

Gantt Gurley

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Program Director, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Advisor
  • Phone: 541-346-4055
  • Office: 319 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: F 10–2 or by appointment
  • Departments: Clark Honors College, German & Scandinavian, Judaic Studies Program
  • Affiliated Departments: Comics and Cartoon Studies, Comparative Literature, European Studies, Folklore Program, Judaic Studies Program, Medieval Studies
  • Interests: Ancient and medieval song culture, the birth of the novel, the Wandering Jew, Long Romanticism, Old Norse literature, the lyrical mode, Hans Christian Andersen, and notions of religiosity in the Danish Golden Age.

Michael Hansen

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  • Title: Graduate Employee
  • Office: Friendly 2
  • Office Hours: Wednesday, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, Humanities Program

Lisa Hoeller

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  • Title: Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-4051
  • Office: 117 Friendly Hall
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian

Martin Klebes

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-2818
  • Office: 205 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: On leave
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: Clark Honors College, European Studies
  • Interests: 18th- through 21st-century German and French literature, philosophy and critical thought.

Filip Kletnikov

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  • Title: PhD Student
  • Additional Title: Graduate Employee
  • Office: Friendly Hall 16
  • Office Hours: Spring Term 2024: by appointment (Location: Yamada Language Center, MCK 175)
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Nihilism, Anarchism, Poetry, Expressionism, Decadence, Female Mysticism

Jonathan Knight

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  • Title: Operations Coordinator
  • Phone: 541-346-0951
  • Office: 114 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: 8-4:30 M-F
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Native American Studies, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
  • Affiliated Departments: Global Studies

Colin Koopman

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  • Title: Professor of Philosophy
  • Additional Title: Director of New Media and Culture Certificate Program & Pre-Law Advisor (on leave 2024)
  • Phone: 541-346-5980
  • Office: 250A Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, Philosophy
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature
  • Interests: Political Philosophy, Information Politics and Data Ethics, AI, History of Philosophy, Genealogy, Pragmatism
  • Website: Website

Tobias Lehmann

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  • Title: PhD Candidate
  • Additional Title: Graduate Employee
  • Phone: 541-346-4051
  • Office: 312 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 PM via Zoom
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: School of Global Studies and Languages
  • Interests: Post-Wall Germany, Postwar Literature (esp. Committed Literature), Critical Thought, E. Bloch, Holocaust Studies, F. Nietzsche
  • Website: Website

Jeffrey S. Librett

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  • Title: Professor of German & Scandinavian
  • Additional Title: Department Head, Director of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-0649
  • Office: 327 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Winter 2023: Tuesday 3:30-5:00pm and by appointment (through email)
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: Philosophy
  • Interests: German, French, and English letters; Enlightenment, Counter-enlightenment, Romanticism, and Modernism; literature, philosophy, critical theory, inter-arts discourse, Judaic Studies, psychoanalysis, film

David Luebke

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Katherine G. Brady & Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Roger Chickering & Alison Baker Professor of Central European Histories
  • Phone: 541-346-2394
  • Office: 357 McKenzie Hall
  • Departments: European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, History, Judaic Studies Program
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies, German & Scandinavian
  • Website: Website

Dawn Marlan

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  • Title: Senior Lecturer I
  • Phone: 541-346-0934
  • Office: 313C Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Departments: Comparative Literature, German & Scandinavian, SAIL
  • Affiliated Departments: Clark Honors College, German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Interests: History and theory of the novel in Europe and the US, comparative modernism, contemporary fiction, visual culture, and creative writing, specifically literary nonfiction and fiction.

Robbie Marshall

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  • Title: Graduate Coordinator | ASU 1
  • Phone: 541-346-0195
  • Office: 114D | Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Thursdays Virtual
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program

Alexander Mathas

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  • Title: Professor Emeritus
  • Phone: 541-346-4101
  • Office: 321 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Departments: European Studies, German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Interests: Self, subjectivity, and artistic creativity in 18th through 20th century German literature and thought, as well as identity, gender, and memory in the works of 18th and 20th century authors; Humanism and Posthumanism

John McCole

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5906
  • Office: 303 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2023 W 2-4 in McKenzie 303, or email me for a Zoom link
  • Departments: Comparative Literature, European Studies, German & Scandinavian, History
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Website: Website

Nicolae Morar

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies ENVS/ Graduate Placement Committee Chair PHIL
  • Phone: 541-346-5547
  • Office: 250B Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 1-2pm & by appt. (primarily on Zoom, in person only on demand)
  • Departments: Environmental Studies, German & Scandinavian, Philosophy
  • Affiliated Departments: Biology, Environmental Studies, German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Biology, 20th Continental Philosophy
  • Website: Website

McRae Naayers

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  • Title: Faculty Support Coordinator
  • Phone: 5413460171
  • Office: Friendly 107
  • Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Yamada Language Center
  • Affiliated Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, OCIAS, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Yamada Language Center

Karen Neal

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  • Title: UG Coordinator
  • Phone: 541-346-4051
  • Office: 114 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Departments: Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, German & Scandinavian, Romance Languages, School of Global Studies and Languages

Griffin O'Neill

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  • Title: MA student
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, History
  • Affiliated Departments: German & Scandinavian, History

Dorothee Ostmeier

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  • Title: Professor of German, and Folklore and Public Culture
  • Additional Title: Head, Department of Theater Arts
  • Phone: 541-346-4245
  • Office: 215 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Tue/Thu 1:20 to 2 PM GSH 103 Afterwards Villard until 3:30 PM and by appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, Theatre Arts
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature, School of Global Studies and Languages, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: German literature and culture of the 18th through 20th century

Melissa Palma

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  • Title: Academic Programs Manager, School of Global Studies and Languages
  • Additional Title: College of Arts and Sciences ASU 1
  • Phone: 541-346-9780
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Yamada Language Center

Craig Parsons

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  • Title: Professor; Program Head
  • Phone: 541-346-4402
  • Office: 930 PLC
  • Office Hours: Sp 24: Tuesday 12:00 - 3:00
  • Departments: European Studies, German & Scandinavian, Political Science
  • Affiliated Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Comparative Politics, European Politics

Helmut Plant

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  • Title: Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Phone: 541-344-0748
  • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, SAIL

Daniel Quintero Plata

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  • Title: PhD Student
  • Phone: 541-346-4084
  • Office: 202 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian

Amanda Robinson

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  • Title: PhD Student
  • Phone: 541-346-4051
  • Office: 310 Friendly Hall
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian

Andrea Romero Dugarte

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  • Title: Executive Support Coordinator
  • Phone: 541-346-4007
  • Office: Friendly Hall 114
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Yamada Language Center
  • Website: Website

Lisa Ross

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  • Title: Associate Director
  • Phone: 541-346-4005
  • Office: 107D Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: M-F 8-5
  • Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
  • Affiliated Departments: Food Studies, Judaic Studies Program, Yamada Language Center

Rebecca Schuman

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  • Title: Pro Tem Instructor
  • Office: 107C Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednesday: 1:00-2:00pm and Thursday: 8:30-10:00am; email for Zoom link
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian

Emily Scott

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  • Title: Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Environmental Studies
  • Office: Lawrence 218
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 11am-1pm in Lawrence 218. Contact instructor for sign-up sheet.
  • Departments: Environmental Studies, German & Scandinavian, History Art & Arch
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies
  • Interests: Art, politics, and the environment

Beth Sheppard

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  • Title: Pro Tem Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-3945
  • Office: 202E Agate Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesday and Friday: 1230-100pm via Zoom and by appointment
  • Departments: American English Institute, German & Scandinavian

Preetham Sridharan

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  • Title: Graduate Employee
  • Phone: 541-346-4802
  • Office: 340P McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2023, Tue 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, History
  • Affiliated Departments: German & Scandinavian, History
  • Interests: Modern European intellectual history, nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, history of religious and linguistic thought, modern German history

Beata Stawarska

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  • Title: Professor of Philosophy
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies for Advising/Curriculum Committee/GTF Appointment Committee/Graduate Placing Committee/Graduate Philosophy Club
  • Phone: 541-346-5545
  • Office: 247 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Departments: Black Studies, Comparative Literature, German & Scandinavian, Philosophy
  • Affiliated Departments: Black Studies, Clark Honors College, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: Contemporary European Philosophy, Phenomenology, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophical Psychology, Feminism

Michael Stern

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  • Title: Associate Professor of German & Scandinavian
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies Scandinavian
  • Phone: 541-346-4126
  • Office: 204 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2023: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pm and by appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: Clark Honors College, Comparative Literature, Humanities Program, Philosophy
  • Interests: Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Western European Intellectual History, African literature, film, and thought, 19th Century Scandinavian Literature.

Alejandro Vallega

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  • Title: Professor of Philosophy
  • Additional Title: Committee on Diversity & Inclusiveness
  • Office: 248 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30-4:30
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, Philosophy
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature, German & Scandinavian, Latin American Studies, Romance Languages
  • Interests: Decolonial epistemology. Continental Philosophy (Deconstruction, Phenomenology, and Hermeneutics); Latin American Thought; Ancient Greek Philosophy. Aesthetic Philosophy. World philosophies.

Marci Viano-Davis

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  • Title: Operations Manager
  • Additional Title: ASU 1 - School of Global Studies and Languages
  • Phone: 541-346-4019
  • Office: 116 Friendly
  • Office Hours: 9-3 M-F
  • Departments: College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Northwest Indian Language Institute, OCIAS, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
  • Affiliated Departments: African Studies, Asian Studies

Matthias Vogel

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  • Title: Senior Instructor II and Language Coordinator
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies, German and Faculty Fellow, Building C
  • Phone: 541-346-4053
  • Office: 208 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Winter 2023: Mo/We 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Affiliated Departments: Global Studies
  • Interests: German language, culture, and pedagogy; Globalization and Global Engagement Issues; Study Abroad; Identity Discourses and Multiculturalism; Food Studies; Higher Education Organizational Leadership; Academic Residential Communities and Residential Life

Peter A. Warnek

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Phone: 541-346-5542
  • Office: 246 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2023: Tuesdays, 2-3 pm; Thursdays, 11 am -12 pm.
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian, Philosophy
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies, German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Ancient Philosophy, 19th-20th Century Continental Philosophy, Kant, Philosophy of Nature, Myth, Tragedy, History of Philosophy

Alex Weissenberger

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  • Title: Undergraduate and Office Coordinator
  • Phone: 541-346-0951
  • Office: 114 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30
  • Departments: East Asian Languages, German & Scandinavian, Japanese, Korean
  • Interests: Traveling, Scandinavian Culture, Photography, Hiking

Olivia Wilkinson

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  • Title: Student Office Worker
  • Office: Office 114 Friendly Hall
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian

Jeremiah Young

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  • Title: PhD Student
  • Phone: 541-346-4051
  • Office: 312 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: M:10-11; T:12-1 or by appointment
  • Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Trauma, Old Norse Literature, Romanticism, Narratology, Oral Tradition, Psychoanalysis, Ecocriticism