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Visiting Scholars

The Department maintains a lively atmosphere of regular support for visiting scholars who enrich our program and the experience of our graduate and undergraduate students tremendously.

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) regularly funds a lecturership in our department. Bjoern Kasper is the DAAD Lecturer for 2016-17.

The Mellon Foundation has supported scholars of German Studies at the University of Illinois as well. Most recently, Kristine Nielsen was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (2010-2012).

The Department regularly receives funding from the Max Kade Foundation to support scholars from Germany who teach here for a semester, build connections with our students and faculty, and enliven our program.

Our most recent Max Kade Professors are: