Academic Leadership for 2019-2020:

Ruth von Bernuth,Seymour & Seymour & Carol Levin Distinguished Term Professor, professor of early modern German Studies (1500-1750), department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures. Areas of research: German and Yiddish literature, early modern Europe. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email:
Associate Director


Michael A. Figueroa, assistant professor, department of music. Areas of research: Israeli and Palestinian music and culture; history of Jerusalem; modern Hebrew literature; music and memory of al-Andalus; cultural performance; cultural geography; music and violence. Email:
 Karen-Gajewski.2014web Karen M. Gajewski, communications director. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email:

WenLi Heffner, administrative assistant/accounting tech. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email:


TBA: Lori and Eric Sklut Interns, 2019-2020. Email: