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Thorsten Carstensen
Assistant Professor of German

Phone: 317-278-6349
Email: tcarsten@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA501B


Thorsten Carstensen World Languages & Cultures - German, Max Kade German-American Center, Graduate Translation Studies 317-278-6349 tcarsten@iupui.edu Assistant Professor of German Ph.D German Literature, New York University, 2012
M.A. German Literature, History, and English, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2006
Visiting Graduate Student, University of Michigan, 2003-2004

19th- and 20th-century German Literature
Literature and Architecture
Exile and Literature
Travel Literature
German Literature and the "Lebensreform" movements

Spring 2017:
G 370/G371: German Cinema / Der deutsche Film
G 408: Love and Nature in the Age of Romanticism

OVPIA Short-Term Faculty Exchange (IU), Hamburg University, 2016
Trustees Teaching Award (IUPUI), 2016
Shipps Faculty Award (IUPUI), 2014, 2015, 2016
School of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant (IUPUI), 2013 and 2016
Arts and Humanities Internal Grant (IUPUI), 2013
New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowship, Indiana University, 2013
Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, New York University (2012, declined)
GSAS Predoctoral Summer Fellowship, New York University, 2008 and 2009
Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, New York University (2007 - 2012)
DAAD travel fellowship, 2005
Max Kade Fellowship, University of Michigan (2003/2004)
Baden-Württemberg travel fellowship, 2003
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Michigan (2003/2004)

Book reviews in journals such as Monatshefte, Journal of Austrian Literature, and Literaturkritik.de.

Monograph:
Romanisches Erzählen. Peter Handke und die epische Tradition, Göttingen: Wallstein, 2013.

Edited Volumes:
Die tägliche Schrift. Peter Handke als Leser, Bielefeld: transcript, to be published in 2018.
Alltag in der Literatur der Moderne, forthcoming in 2017 (co-edited with Mattias Pirholt).
Die Literatur der Lebensreform. Kulturkritik und Aufbruchstimmung um 1900, Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016 (co-edited with Marcel Schmid).

Journal articles and book chapters:
“Skepticism and Responsibility. Paul Auster's The Book of Illusions,” in: Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, forthcoming in 2017.
"Kulturlandschaft im Dschungel. Ernst Jünger auf Ceylon", in: Michaela Holdenried/Alexander Honold/Stefan Hermes (Hg.), Reiseliteratur der Moderne und Postmoderne, Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2017.
"Erfrischungen für Leib und Seele. Der lebensreformerische Diskurs im Kunstwart", in: Carstensen/Marcel Schmid (Hg.), Die Literatur der Lebensreform. Aufbruchstimmung und Kulturkritik um 1900.
“Keine Spuren hinterlassen. Bauen, Wohnen und Erben bei Thomas Bernhard,” in: Gegenwartsliteratur. A German Studies Yearbook, 13 (2014).
“Die Geschichte zwischen Mann und Frau. Peter Handke und die Liebe,” in: Gegenwartsliteratur. A German Studies Yearbook, 12 (2013).
"Der Welt nachlauschen. Peter Handkes Poetik des Hörens", in: Entwürfe. Zeitschrift für Literatur, 67 (2011).
"Herr Seiner Zeit. Peter Handkes Don Juan und das heilsame Abenteuer des Erzählens", in: Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philolologie, 02/2009.
“Zwischen Rekonstruktion und Dekonstruktion. Hermann Brochs Roman Die Schlafwandler am Ausgang der Moderne,“ in: Seminar – A Journal of German Studies, February 2010.
"Shattering the Word-Mirror in Elizabeth Costello: J.M. Coetzee's Deconstructive Experiment", in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, March 2007.

Translation:
Hans Fallada, Wolf Among Wolves. Afterword and partial translation. New York: Melville House, 2010.

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Kevin Cramer
Associate Professor of History
Fellow, Max Kade German-American Center;

Phone: 317-278-7744
Email: kcramer@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA-503M


Kevin Cramer Max Kade German-American Center, History 317-278-7744 kcramer@iupui.edu Associate Professor of History
Fellow, Max Kade German-American Center;
B.A. The City College of New York 1989
M.A. Harvard University 1990
Ph.D. Harvard University 1998
Modern Germany and Europe, cultural and intellectual history, historiography, religion, nationalism, and the cultural and intellectual history of war. Krupp Foundation Research Fellowship in European Studies-Harvard University 1994-95; Research Associate-Center for European Studies, Harvard University 1996-98; OPD Grant-in-Aid for Research, Summer Research Fellowship, Summer Research and Creativity Grant, 2001. Acting Director of Graduate Studies, History Department (2006-2007) The Thirty Years' War and German Memory in the Nineteenth Century (University of Nebraska Press, 2007); "Religious Conflict as History" in Religion und Nation (Wallstein, 2004); "The Cult of Gustavus Adolphus" in Protestants, Catholics, and Jews in Germany (Berg, 2001); "A World of Enemies: New Perspectives on German Military Culture" Central European History (June 2006) 1 0 0 0 0 MAXKADE
Claudia Grossmann
Senior Lecturer and Director, Program in German; Associate Director, IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center; Co-Director, Dual Degree Program in German and Engineering

Phone: 317-274-3943
Email: cgrossma@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 539B


Claudia Grossmann World Languages & Cultures - German, Max Kade German-American Center, Graduate Translation Studies 317-274-3943 cgrossma@iupui.edu Senior Lecturer and Director, Program in German; Associate Director, IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center; Co-Director, Dual Degree Program in German and Engineering Erstes Staatsexamen, University of Siegen/Germany, 1981; Ph.D., University of Siegen, 1985 German language and culture, German for specific purposes, internships and exchanges, German film, 20th century literature, German-American studies German language, German film, translation, business German Outstanding Lecturer, School of Liberal Arts; Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year, Indiana Association of Teachers of German; Trustees Teaching Award Director of Indianapolis German School for children; Board Member, Indiana German Heritage Society; Fellow, Max Kade German-American Center Book with Carl Winter, Germany; conference proceedings; translations with IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center Publishing. 1 0 0 0 0 MAXKADE
Raymond J. Haberski, Jr.
Professor of History Director of American Studies Adjunct Professor of Film Studies, Department of English Project Director, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture Faculty, Institute for American Thought

Phone: 317-278-1019
Email: haberski@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 503C


Raymond Haberski American Studies, Max Kade German-American Center, History, Institute for American Thought 317-278-1019 haberski@iupui.edu Professor of History Director of American Studies Adjunct Professor of Film Studies, Department of English Project Director, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture Faculty, Institute for American Thought Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999 MA, University of Albany, 1992 BA, University of Albany, 1990 U.S. Intellectual History, American Studies, American cultural history, American religious history, history of movie culture, transnational intellectual history, civil religion, American Catholic history, just war theory 20th Century U.S. history, U.S. intellectual history,American Studies, movies and American culture, American cultural history, American religious history Fellow, Cluster of Excellence, University of Muenster, Germany, June 2014 Hundere Lecture in Religion, Oregon State University Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair in American Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2008-2009 Founding member of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (2011) Administrative Officer, Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) Secretary for S-USIH (2011-2014) Regular blogger, s-usih.org Reviewer: University of Pennsylvania Press, University Press of Kentucky, Cornell University Press, Rutgers University Press Evangelization to the Heart: Brief History of American Franciscans and Media (Catholic University Press, 2018) with Andrew Hartman, No Things but in Ideas: United States Intellectual History (Cornell University Press, 2018) with Philip Goff and Rhys Williams, Beyond Bellah: Essays on Civil Religion in America (Oxford University Press 2018) God and War: American Civil Religion since 1945 (Rutgers University Press, 2012) The Miracle Case: Film Censorship and the Supreme Court (University Press of Kansas, 2008) Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture (University Press of Kentucky, 2007) It's Only a Movie: Films and Critics in American Culture (University Press of Kentucky, 2001) 0 0 0 0 0 MAXKADE
Giles R. Hoyt
Professor Emeritus of German and Philanthopic Studies
Director Emeritus of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center

Email: ghoyt@iupui.edu


Giles Hoyt Emeritus/Retired Faculty, Max Kade German-American Center, Emeritus/Retired ghoyt@iupui.edu Professor Emeritus of German and Philanthopic Studies
Director Emeritus of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center
B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton 1965
M.A. 1967
Ph.D. University of Illinois 1973
Early modern German literature and language, German culture studies and German-American studies Lilly Open Faculty Fellowship;
grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Max Kade Foundation;
various teaching awards;
John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies Cross of Merit from Federal Republic of Germany
Board member, Indiana Sister Cities, Inc.;
Board member, Indiana German Heritage Society;
Vice-President, Athenaeum Foundation;
Indianapolis-Cologne Sister Cities Committee;
Founding Secretary/Treasurer, German Academic Exchange Service Alumni Assosiation
Several volumes and numerous articles on German Literature and German-American history;
and The International Bibliography of German-Americana
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Janice Carolyn Miller


Phone: 317-274-8740
Email: franklij@iupui.edu
Campus Address: HR101


Janice Miller Max Kade German-American Center 317-274-8740 franklij@iupui.edu 0 0 0 0 0 MAXKADE
Audrey Ricke
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology


Phone: 317-274-2035
Email: acricke@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA410


Audrey Ricke Anthropology, Max Kade German-American Center 317-274-2035 acricke@iupui.edu Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington
M.A. Wichita State University
B.A. Wichita State University
ethnicity, race, class, nationalism, transnationalism, Brazil, German diaspora, tourism, festivals, dance, performance, gardens, water management ANTH A-104 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH E-457/A560 Ethnic Identity
INTL-I100 Introduction to International Studies
Making “Sense” of Identity: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Sensory Experience of German Traditions in Brazil. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Producing the Middle Class: Domestic Tourism, Ethnic Roots, and Class Routes in Brazil. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
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Karen A. Roesch
Assistant Professor of German
Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
Director, Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center

Phone: 317-274-8740
Email: karoesch@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA329


Karen Roesch World Languages & Cultures - German, Max Kade German-American Center 317-274-8740 karoesch@iupui.edu Assistant Professor of German
Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
Director, Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center
Ph.D. Germanic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.A. Teaching and Curriculum, Michigan State University, 2000
B.A. German & English, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1974
German language, culture, and linguistics:
German Society Past and Present
The Structure of German
Advanced Grammar
German Culture Today
The Immigrant Experience: Indiana Germans
2014. Hoyt-Reichmann Scholar of German-American Studies
2016. "The Immigrant Experience: Indiana Germans" designated an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project
2011-14: German Language Director, Middlebury-Monterey German Language Academy (summer German immersion program for Grades 6-12) 2012. Roesch, Karen A. Language maintenance & language death: The decline of Texas Alsatian. Culture and Language Use, Vol. 6. pp. xv + 253. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2017. Roesch, Karen A. "Mir reda ka richtiges Dietsch: Self-stigmatization in German-American dialects." Yearbook of German-American Studies.
2015. Pierce, Marc, Hans C. Boas, & Karen Roesch. The History of Front Rounded Vowels in New Braunfels German. Germanic heritage languages in North America: Acquisition, attrition and change, Joseph Salmons & Janne B. Johannessen (eds.)Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2010. Boas, Hans C., M. Pierce, H, Weilbacher, Karen Roesch & G. Halder. The Texas German Dialect Archive: a multi-media resource for research, teaching, and outreach. Journal of Germanic Linguistics.
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Karl Frederick Selm
GIS Analyst

Phone: 317-274-2455
Email: kselm@iupui.edu
Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd.,Suite 100


Karl Selm Max Kade German-American Center 317-274-2455 kselm@iupui.edu GIS Analyst 0 0 0 0 0 MAXKADE
Rachel M. Wheeler
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: 317-274-7394
Email: wheelerr@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335B


Rachel Wheeler Religious Studies, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Max Kade German-American Center, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-274-7394 wheelerr@iupui.edu Associate Professor of Religious Studies B.A. Carleton College 1991
M.A. Yale University 1993
Ph.D. Yale University 1998
American religious history, colonial American history, Native American religions, religion and food, religion and music Religion and Culture (R101) American Religion (R173) Prophets, Captives and Converts (R312) Native American Religions (R367) Indiana University, New Frontiers Experimentation Fellowship (2015-16) IUPUI Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant (2015-16) Fulbright Senior Researcher/Lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (2011-2012) Co-Leader, NEH Summer Institute, “"The Many and the One’: Religion, Pluralism, and American History” (2010) Indiana University President's Arts and Humanities Initiative (2004) NEH Fellowship for College Teachers (2000-2001) To Live upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast Cornell University Press, 2008 Articles in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, Religion and American Culture: A Reader, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture and The Journal of the Early Republic 1 0 0 0 0 MAXKADE
Gregory R Witkowski
Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies; Director of Graduate Programs

Phone: 317-278-8970
Email: gwitkows@iupui.edu
Campus Address: TG301


Gregory Witkowski Max Kade German-American Center, Affiliated Faculty 317-278-8970 gwitkows@iupui.edu Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies; Director of Graduate Programs BA in History, College of the Holy Cross, 1993 MA in History, University of Buffalo (SUNY), 1998 Ph.D. in History, University of Buffalo (SUNY), 2003 His main research interests are the relationships between philanthropic aid, civil society, and democracy. He focuses his study on Germany, concentrating especially on the unique attributes of giving in former Communist East Germany. His work shows how Germans used international philanthropic aid to create an identity of themselves distinct from their past. American Swiss Foundation, Young Leader 2010 Benjamin Cohen Fellow, 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar, 2006-2007 Member of Academic Advisory Board, Learning by Giving Foundation Editor, H-German listserv Articles in Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, Central European History, German History, History Compass and edited volumes. 0 0 0 0 0 MAXKADE
Marianne S. Wokeck
Chancellor's Professor of History
Adjunct Professor of American Studies, Women's Studies, and University College
Director of the Institute for American Thought
Senior Editor of the Santayana Edition
Fellow of the Max Kade German-American Studies Center

Phone: 317-274-5820
Email: mwokeck@iupui.edu
Campus Address: ES 0017N


Marianne Wokeck American Studies, Max Kade German-American Center, History, Institute for American Thought, Women's Studies 317-274-5820 mwokeck@iupui.edu Chancellor's Professor of History
Adjunct Professor of American Studies, Women's Studies, and University College
Director of the Institute for American Thought
Senior Editor of the Santayana Edition
Fellow of the Max Kade German-American Studies Center
Staatsexamen Hamburg University 1973
Ph.D. Temple University 1982
American history, colonial and Revolutionary history, history of the Atlantic world 1500-1800, immigration and ethnicity, and women's history, scholarly editing. Early American history,
immigration and ethnic history,
women's history,
documentary editing
Chancellor's Professor 2009,
Outstanding Female Leader 2013,
Alwin S. Bynum Award for Excellence in Academic Mentoring 1996,
Oustanding Academic Advisor 1993, 1997, 2005,
IU Teaching Excellence Recognition Award 1997,
National Endowment for the Humanities grants (Biographical Dictionary of Early Pennsylvania Legislators, 1986-91,
The Works of George Santayana, 2003-6),
Senior Fulbright Scholar (Germany) 1997-98,
and Outstanding Female Faculty 2003, 2004.
Tuning USA (project supported by the Lumina Foundation 2009-2014),
Tuning History project of the American Historical Association (2012-2014),
Curriculum to Career Choices (CtCC) SmartPathways project of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) since 2015.
Active involvement in faculty governance (numerous committees and task forces on the departmental, school, campus, and university levels; most recently president of the IUPUI Faculty Council and co-chair of the University Faculty Council of Indiana University (2015-2016). Trade in Strangers: The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America (Penn State University Press 1999),
(editor and author) Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, vol. 1 (University of Pennsylvania Press 1991),
(editor) The Papers of William Penn vols. 3-4 (University of Pennsylvania Press 1986, 1987),
numerous articles in scholarly books and journals,
and (editor with others) The Letters of George Santayana, volume 5 in 8 books and Life of Reason volume 7 in 5 books of The Works of George Santayana (MIT Press).
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