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Director Dr. Gabriella Etmektsoglou

Program Director

Ph.D. and M.A. Modern European History, Emory
B.A. (High Distinction) History and Sociology, American College of Greece

As Director of NYU Berlin since 2010, Professor Etmektsoglou oversees its academic and administrative activities and develops relationships with local and international Universities and research institutions. Before joining NYU she taught subjects in Modern European History in universities in the U.S., Europe, and in Australia. She is a founding member of the National Peace Academy and committed to reshaping higher education, especially Global education, so that it becomes a central driver in creating a more humane and sustainable world. She is also continuing her research and writing on the Holocaust in Greece and on narratives of self-victimization in present-day Germany.

gabriella.etmektsoglou@nyu.edu

Academic Coordinator Dr. Roland Pietsch

Assistant Director for Academics

Ph.D. in History, London
M.A. in History & Economics, Berlin

As Assistant Director for Academics, Professor Pietsch assists the Director in the delivery of the academic programs and is responsible for managing the provisions of student and faculty services. Before joining NYU in 2011, he taught modern history at the University of London (Queen Mary) and worked as a historian for television documentaries. He has published widely on maritime and youth history; his current research project investigates the connection of masculinity and mental health among sailors in the 18th/19th-century navy, which is supported by a fellowship of the British National Maritime Museum.  

roland.pietsch@nyu.edu


Teaching Faculty

Andryej Ancygier

Ph.D. Political Science, Freie Universität, Berlin

Dr. Andrzej Ancygier specializes in the topic of European integration with the focus on the European energy and renewable energy policy. Currently he is working as Dahrendorf Visiting Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. In his Ph.D dissertation he analyzed the implementation of the European renewable energy directives in Poland. Part of his research was done when working for the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation of the European Commission. He currently works on German and Polish renewable energy policies and the impact of the European climate and energy policy on the economic development in the EU member countries.

aa157@nyu.edu

Joachim Baur

Ph.D. Art History, Universität Tübingen

Professor Baur teaches classes in Museum Studies at NYU Berlin.

jb1176@nyu.edu

Kimberly Bradley

BA Political Science & German, Middlebury College, Vermont

Professor Bradley has been a critic, journalist and editor since the 1990s and has written about art and visual culture for a long list of magazines, newspapers, books, and exhibition catalogues for the past 12 years. Beyond her writing activities, she produces radio reports for Monocle24, teaches writing workshops, and occasionally appears in art films. Born in California and raised in the Midwest, she graduated from Middlebury College in 1990. After several years in Hamburg, Germany, and a decade in New York, she moved to Berlin in 2003 and now lives and works in Berlin and Vienna, covering the art worlds of both cities. She teaches a course on contemporary art at NYU Berlin.

kab2107@nyu.edu

Ulrich Brueckner

Ph.D. Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

Professor Brückner teaches classes in Politics, European Studies and Sociology at NYU Berlin. 

ub12@nyu.edu

Elke Brüns

Ph.D. and Habilitation, German Literature, Freie Universität Berlin

Professor Brüns teaches classes in advanced German and German literature. She studied German Literature and Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin. In her dissertation, she analyzed the relation of psychosexuality and authorship, in her post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation), she described the symbolic and aesthetic dimensions of recent German history. Her current research focuses on representations of poverty in literature, film and political discourses. Totally new is her interest in (literary) fantasy. In addition to her scientific work, she has co-founded a feminist magazine, written articles and columns for newspapers and magazines, composed features for radio stations, and written a cultural science blog for four years.

eb137@nyu.edu

Julia Buchholz

Dipl. Translation Studies & German as a Foreign Language, Universität Bonn

Professor Buchholz teaches classes for the German Language Program at NYU Berlin. 

julia.buchholz@nyu.edu

Detlef von Daniels

Ph.D. Philosophy, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Professor von Daniels is a fellow at the research group „Multilevel Constitutionalism“ at Humboldt University of Berlin and teaches political theory for NYU Berlin. He has published a book on „The Concept of Law from a Transnational Perspective“ and his currently working on a book about „A Geneaology of Cosmopolitanism“. He has taught a wide range of topics, among them Politics and Opera, Death, Philosophy and Religion, Karl Marx, Philosophical Anarchism, Medical Ethics, and many more. He is a Berliner by choice and can be frequently seen at cultural events or the Berlin Tango scene.

detlef.vondaniels@nyu.edu

Sasha Disko

Ph.D. History, New York University

Professor Disko teaches classes in history at NYU Berlin.

sasha.disko@nyu.edu

Katrine Dettmer

Ph.D. German Studies, Brown University

In her dissertation (2012) on East-German playwright Heiner Müller, entitled The Touch of the Dead, Professor Dettmer negotiates the dynamics between history and performance in both Müller’s writing and his stage work. Her research focuses on 20th and 21st century German literature; GDR literature and intellectual life; literatures of trauma, memory, and remembrance; Theater and Performance Studies; Media Studies; intellectual history; and aesthetics of presence. Her current research projects address the issues of Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past) as specific to the GDR and the literary mediation of trauma after World War II.

katrin.dettmer@nyu.edu

Susan Engel

M.A. and Diploma, German as a Foreign Language and Ethnology, Universität Marburg

Professor Engel teaches classes for the German Language Program at NYU Berlin. 

susan.engel@nyu.edu

Heinke Fabritius

Ph.D. Art History, Technische Universität Berlin

Professor Fabritius is an art historian living in Berlin. Her work is dedicated to Central European Art from the 19th and 20th centuries, especially focusing on Romanticism, Cubism and Contemporary Art after 1989. As a researcher, she is interested in questions of artistic creativity and drawing processes. Her work also relates to the fields of imagology and history painting and, most recently, to the Bohemian Underground of the 1970’s. Before teaching at NYU Berlin, Heinke Fabritius worked as a lecturer for Humboldt-University, the University of Leipzig and for the Kunsthochschule Berlin.

fabritiush@nyu.edu

MA Linguistics and MA German as a Foreign Language, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Professor Führer's interest in language sciences has brought her to Berlin, where she conducted graduate studies in Linguistics – Language and Cognition at Humboldt University zu Berlin with a focus on first and second language acquisition. Interested in bringing research and practice together, Miriam took up additional studies in Teaching German as a Foreign Language and is now about to collect her second MA degree from Humboldt University zu Berlin.

Miriam has lived, studied and worked abroad extensively. Back in Berlin, she became a member of the NYU team in early 2013. She lives in Neukölln.

miriam.fuehrer@nyu.edu

Andrew Graydon

M.F.A. Radio, Television & Film, Northwestern University, Artist

Professor Graydon teaches classes in Art for NYU Berlin.

ag94@nyu.edu

Carsten Hartmann

Ph.D. Mathematics, Freie Universität Berlin

Carsten Hartmann is Professor of Mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin and teaches classes in mathematics at NYU Berlin.

carsten.hartmann@nyu.edu

Jana Hulbert

M.A. German as a Foreign Language, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Jana Hulbert teaches classes for the German Language Program at NYU Berlin.

jana.hulbert@nyu.edu

Ph.D. and Habilitation, American Literature and Culture, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Professor Isensee teaches classes in European Studies, History, and Sociology for NYU Berlin. 

ri16@nyu.edu

Ares Kalandides

Ph.D. Urban & Regional Planning, National Technical University of Athens

Professor Kalandides teaches classes in Metropolitan Studies for NYU Berlin.

ares.kalandides@nyu.edu

Eva Lezzi

Ph.D. and Habilitation, German Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam 

Professor Lezzi did her MA studies and her Ph.D. in German Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2011 she got habilitated in German Studies and Cultural Studies at the Universität Potsdam, where she regularly teaches. The title of her habilitation study is “Liebe ist meine Religion!” Eros und Ehe zwischen Juden und Christen in der Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts (Wallstein Verlag: Göttingen 2013, in print). Her special fields of research and teaching are German literature from the 18th to the 21st century, German-Jewish literature, Holocaust Studies, children’s literature, Literary Theory, Gender Studies, and Postcolonial Studies.

For further information see: www.evalezzi.de

el88@nyu.edu

Ulrike Lindemann

M.A. Comparative Literature, Freie Universität, Berlin

Professor Lindemann teaches classes for the German Language Program and German Literature classes at NYU Berlin.

ulrike.lindemann@nyu.edu

Mark de Longueville

Ph.D. Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin

Professor de Longueville teaches classes in mathematics at NYU Berlin.

mark.de.longueville@nyu.edu

MFA New York University

Professor Lux teaches courses in Studio Art at NYU Berlin.

Jessica Menz

M.A. German as a Foreign Language, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Professor Menz teaches classes for the German Language Program at NYU Berlin. 

jessica.menz@nyu.edu

Andrea Meyer

Ph.D. Art History, Freie Universität Berlin

Professor Meyer is assistant professor at the department of art history at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her fields of research comprise museum studies, private collecting, reception theory and the visual arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2012 she co-organized the conference Transnational History of Museums 1750-1940 in Berlin. She is co-editor of the forthcoming conference-proceedings and of an anthology of source texts of museum history (2010). Andrea teaches courses in Art History at NYU Berlin.


am6099@nyu.edu

Sabine Müller

DPhil German Studies, University of Oxford

Professor Müller teaches classes in German Studies, Cinema Studies and Gallatin classes for NYU Berlin.

ms7503@nyu.edu

Joseph Pearson

Ph.D. History, University of Cambridge

Professor Pearson teaches classes in History, German Studies, and Gallatin for NYU Berlin.

joseph.pearson@nyu.edu

Antje Rebecchi

M.A. German and Theater Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Professor Rebecchi has been teaching German courses at NYU since 2006. She holds an MA in German and Theater Studies from the Free University of Berlin and an additional degree in German as a foreign language. Antje comes from Hamburg (northern Germany) and came to Berlin in 1989. In 1993 she founded an independent theater group and has been creating theater projects before and while she started working as a language teacher with international students in 2000. Antje lives in Kreuzberg.

antje.rebecchi@nyu.edu

Carsten Rohde

Ph.D. and Habilitation, German Literature, Technische Universität Berlin

Professor Rohde teaches classes in advanced German and German literature. He gained his Ph.D. at the Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology) with a dissertation on Goethe’s autobiographical writings. In recent years he taught as an adjunct professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His areas of research are 18th to 21st-century literature and culture. To Professor Rohde literature and culture are a privileged way to explore the possibilities and realities, i.e. the complexity of mankind, and to share and communicate these abundant as well as astonishing phenomena with one’s fellow citizens, inside and outside the academic area.

carsten.rohde@nyu.edu

Christiana da Silva

M.Arch Harvard University, Massachusetts

Professor da Silva is a Brazilian-born architect and NYU alumna, who has lived and practiced in Berlin since 1995. After earning her M.Arch degree from Harvard University and working briefly in São Paulo and New York, she came to Berlin like many young architects did in the years following the fall of the Wall and, unlike many, stayed. She has since collaborated in numerous prize-winning competition entries and buildings in and outside Berlin. Inspired by her own college study-abroad experience at SCI-ARC in Switzerland, she co-founded a Berlin-based English-language architecture program in 2006, which she co-directed for three years, teaching and mentoring students from over 20 schools from the U.S. and Europe. She teaches classes in Architecture at NYU Berlin and, true to her roots, especially enjoys escorting students to a soccer game at the Olympic Stadium, still one of the city’s architectural highlights.

cristiana.da.silva@nyu.edu 

Sigismund Sliwinski

Dipl. ing. and Archictect, Technische Universität Berlin

Professor Sliwinski teaches classes in Environmental Studies, Art History, Architecture and Sociology for NYU Berlin. 

ss6541@nyu.edu

Jochen Steinbicker

Ph.D. Sociology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Professor Steinbicker teaches classes in Sociology for NYU Berlin.

js152@nyu.edu

Denise Uhl

M.A. German and German as a Foreign Language, Freie Universität Berlin

Professor Uhl teaches classes for the German Language Department at NYU Berlin.

denise.uhl@nyu.edu

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