20th century German literature and culture, literature and history, and disability studies.
My general research interests in twentieth century German culture have to do with connections between literature and history, literature of the working world, socialist culture, drama, and disability studies.
Howard Foundation Fellowship (1999-2000)
ACLS Fellowship (1995-1996)
Wriston Fellowship for Teaching Excellence (1985)
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature, Modern Language Association (2008) and DAAD/German Studies Association Book Prize (2008), both for "Disability in Twentieth-Century German Culture" (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007)