Professor Remmler in the CIruti Courtyard
Professor and Chair of German Studies, Professor of Gender Studies, Professor of Critical Social Thought

Karen Remmler’s interdisciplinary research and teaching in English and German focuses on the politics and culture of memory in the aftermath of atrocity and war in European and Asian contexts; German literature, film, and sites of memory within transnational contexts; 19th century critical social thought through the lens of contemporary social critics; and the interrelationship between national processes of transitional justice and the work of memory in films by the descendants of genocide survivors and perpetrators in non-western contexts.

Shattuck Hall 305
By appointment only
Mark Lauer
Senior Lecturer in German Studies
124 Ciruti Center
Mondays 1-2:00 p.m., Wednesdays 10-11:00 a.m. and by appointment
Donna Van Handle
Senior Lecturer in German Studies Dean of International Students
Dwight Hall 108B
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10-11:00 a.m. in Ciruti 103 and by appointment in Dwight 108B
Professor of German Studies

Gabriele Wittig Davis teaches courses in both German and English, in German area studies as well as European and film studies. Furthermore, her long-standing investigations into Romanticism and gender role redefinitions as well as her studies into concepts of race and ethnicity from the late 18th-century to the present have also led to offerings on gender and migration studies.

By appointment only


Dominique Rampton

Department Coordinator, German and Russian and Eurasian Studies

Dominique Rampton is the Academic Department Coordinator for Russian and Eurasian Studies and German Studies. She has an academic background in museum education and the archaeology of the western United States and enjoys raising her children and keeping chickens, dogs, and a vegetable garden at her home in the Hilltowns. She is excited to be working with students and faculty again and is delighted to be a part of the languages group at Mount Holyoke!

103 Ciruti Center
Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.