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Heike C. Alberts, Professor
Department of Geography and Urban Planning

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2003

Contact Information:
Office: Sage 4471
Phone: 424-7109
Email: alberts@uwosh.edu
Website: http://www.uwosh.edu/facstaff/alberts

Research Interests:
International migration
Urban development
Berlin

European Studies Courses:
Geography 331: Europe

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Franca Barricelli, Professor
Department of History

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994

Contact Information:
Office: NE 104
Phone: 424-0389
E-mail: barricel@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Early Modern Europe
Renaissance Italy

European Studies Courses:
History 102: Modern Civilization
History 308: Renaissance Europe
History 316: Romanticism and Revolution in Europe
History 322: European Absolutism
History 323: Old Regime, French Revolution, and Napoleon
History 329: Culture and Society in 18th-Century Europe
History 412: European History Seminar

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Andrzej Dziedzic, Professor
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ph.D., Northwestern University, French Literature, 1995

Contact Information:
Office: Dempsey 230
Phone: 424-7277
Email: dziedzic@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Sixteenth-century French literature
Early modern culture
Historical linguistics

European Studies Courses:
French 315: Medieval and Modern French Literature
French 318: French Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries

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David Gómez-Torres, Professor
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ph. D., University of Tennessee, 1994

Contact Information:
Office: Dempsey 230
Phone: 424-7292
Email: gomez@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Golden Age and Contemporary Spanish Narrative

European Studies Courses:
Spanish 332: Spanish Civilization
Spanish 315: Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literatures

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Monika Hohbein-Deegen, Associate Professor of German 

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2003

Contact Information:
Office: Dempsey 230
Phone: 424-7278
email: deegen@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Contemporary German literature and culture
East German history and literature
German separation and unification

European Studies Courses:
German 306: Landeskunde: Introduction to the German-Speaking World
German 308: Introduction to German Literature
German 321: German Literature of the Twentieth Century to the Present
German 323: Multicultural Germany

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Margaret Hostetler, Associate Professor
Department of English

Ph.D., University of Washington

Contact Information:
Office: Radford 221
Phone: 424-7281
Email: hostetle@uwosh.edu
Website: http://www.english.uwosh.edu/hostetler/

Research Interests:
Medieval literature

European Studies Courses:
English 210: Classical and Medieval Literature
English 351: Medieval Literature: Optional Content

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Alan Lareau, Professor of German
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison, 1990

Contact Information:
Office: Dempsey 230
Phone: 424-4015
Email: lareau@uwosh.edu
Website: http://www.uwosh.edu/faculty_staff/lareau

Research Interests:
20th-century German culture and literature
Weimar Republic

European Studies Courses:
German 308: Introduction to German Literature
German 325: German Mass Media and Current Events

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Nadia Louar, Assistant Professor of French
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Contact Information:
Office: Dempsey 230
Phone: 424-0219
Email: louarn@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
20th and 21st century French and Francophone literature; non-native French writers

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Karl Loewenstein, Associate Professor
Department of History

Ph.D., Duke University, 1999

Contact Information:
Office: Sage 3613
Phone: 424-2462
Email: loewenst@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Modern Russian Cultural History

European Studies Courses:
History 101: Early Civilization
History 350: Modern East Europe
History 370: Early Russian History
History 371: Modern Russian History
History 412: European History Seminar

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Susan Maxwell, Professor
Art Department

Ph.D., University of Virginia

Contact Information:
Office: A/C 510
Phone: 424-7064
Email: maxwells@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Renaissance and Baroque Art and the History of Graphic Arts

European Studies Courses:
Art 310: Ancient Art
Art 311: Medieval Art & Architecture
Art 312: Gothic Art & Architecture
Art 313: Italian Renaissance Art
Art 314: Northern Renaissance Art
Art 315: Baroque Art and Architecture

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Michelle Mouton, Associate Professor
Department of History

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1997

Contact Information:
Office: Sage 3621
Phone: 424-7157
Email: mouton@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Twentieth century Germany, especially family policy in the Weimar Republic
Nazi Germany, and postwar women and children's history

European Studies Courses:
History 102: Modern Civilization
History 319: Europe Since 1914
History 331: Germany from World War I to Present
History 332: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
History 334: Women in Modern European History
History 344: Europe since 1945
History 412: European History Seminar

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Kimberly Rivers, Professor
Department of History

Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1995

Contact Information:
Office: Sage 3628
Phone: 424-2451
E-mail: rivers@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Late-medieval intellectual history; memory and mnemonics in late-medieval preaching and religious devotion.

European Studies Courses:
History 101: Early Civilization
History 304: The Early Middle Ages
History 305: The Late Middle Ages
History 306: The Crusades
History 310: Reformation Europe
History 372: Medieval Britain to 1485
History 412: European History Seminar

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Michael Rutz, Professor
Department of History

Ph.D., Washington University, 2002

Contact Information:
Office: Sage 3622
Phone: 424-7178
E-mail: rutz@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
19th and 20th Century Great Britain and Empire: religion and politics; history of Christian Missions; Cross-Cultural exchange in the British Empire

European Studies Courses:
History 102: Modern Civilization
History 318: Modernism and Nationalism in Europe
History 373: Early Modern Britain 1485-1714
History 374: Modern Britain 1714-1914
History 412: European History Seminar

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Tracy H. Slagter, Associate Professor
Political Science Department

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2006

Contact Information:
Office: Sage 4626
Phone: 424-7161
Email: slagtert@uwosh.edu
Faculty Website

Research Interests:
Comparative Politics/Western Europe and International Relations
European Union
International Law

European Studies Courses:
Political Science 301: European Union Politics
Political Science 309: West European Politics

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Elizabeth Wade-Sirabian, Professor
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Contact Information:
Office: Dempsey 230
Phone: 424-0909
email: wade@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Late-Medieval German literature and culture,
late medieval codicology and paleography,
early print culture,
magic and late-medieval culture.

European Studies Courses:
German 308 Introduction to German Literature
German 314 German Phonetics
German 315 Medieval and Early Modern German Literature
German 327 The German Fairy Tale Tradition
German 330 German Civilization

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Kazimierz J. Zaniewski, Professor
Department of Geography and Urban Planning

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1987

Contact Information:
Office: Sage 4465
Phone: 424-7112
E-mail: zaniewsk@uwosh.edu

Research Interests:
Population geography

European Studies Courses:
Geography 331: Europe
Geography 338: Russian Realm (not currently taught)

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