Faculty and Staff / Lehrkräfte und Mitarbeiter

  • Anjeana K. Hans

    Associate Professor of German

    A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Focuses on gender, identity, and subjectivity in Germany; teaches at all levels of German curriculum; research on horror films from the 1920s.


  • Thomas Nolden

    Thomas Nolden

    Professor of German

    Staatsexamen, Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University



    Director, Program in Comparative Literature



  • Mark Roemisch

    Visiting Lecturer

    Ludwig-Maximilians-University LMU; Staatlich gen. Schauspielstudio Gmelin (Conservatory for Dramatic Arts)

    Specializes in contemporary German theater, post dramatic theater and contemporary German culture.  


  • Katie Sango-Jackson

    Administrative Assistant for Department of German and Department of Russian


Faculty Emeriti

  • Thomas S. Hansen

    Professor Emeritus of German

    B.A., M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Harvard University

    A primary research interest of his has been German exile literature from the period 1933–1945, an area in which he wrote his dissertation and has published several articles. 


  • Jens Kruse

    Professor Emeritus of German

    Staatsexamen, Universität Hamburg; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Researching Goethe and Kafka; teaching across the curriculum; involved in college governance.



  • Margaret E. Ward

    Margaret E. Ward

    Professor Emerita of German

    B.A., Wilson College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington); D. Litt., h.c. (honorary Doctor of Humane Letters), Lasell College

    Retired from Wellesley in 2010 after 39 years. Helped establish Women’s and Gender Studies program.