Christa Spreizer, Associate Professor, received her PhD and MA in German Literature from
the University of Pennsylvania, and her BA in Economics and German from Mount
Holyoke College. Her research interests include nineteenth and
twentieth century German language, literature and culture. She has
published a book on the Expressionist Walter Hasenclever, and articles
on Expressionism, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, drama, and the use of
multimedia technologies in the foreign language classroom. She has
received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as PSC-CUNY grants for her research and
teaching. Professor Spreizer teaches all undergraduate course levels
and coordinates the language program, including the use of multimedia in
the foreign language, literature, and culture classroom.
Office: King Hall 211B
Elena Mancini received her PhD in German Studies from Rutgers University. She is interested in twentieth- and twenty-first century German literature and film, sexual politics, political literature, and translation, and enjoys emphasizing the intersections of culture and politics in her courses. She authored a biography of sexual rights activist, Magnus Hirschfeld, entitled: Magnus Hirschfeld and the Quest for Sexual Freedom: A History of the First International Sexual Freedom Movement with Palgrave. Professor Mancini also serves as the Culture Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, and as an Information Officer at DAAD New York.