Faculty Research

Our faculty members are actively engaged in leading research on a wide variety of subjects. Visit our faculty members’ pages for complete listings of research and interests, grants, and professional activity.

Research Highlights

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj receive DAAD Conference Support Grant

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Conference Support Grant for "The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies."

Dr. Malakaj publishes co-edited volume

Dr. Ervin Malakaj published a volume co-edited with Dr. Regine Criser (University of North Carolina, Asheville). The volume is titled Diversity and Decolonization in German Studies (Palgrave MacMillan).

Dr. Nijdam to give talk in UBC Mobilities Group

Dr. Biz Nijdam will present on "the smartphone aesthetics of mobility in contemporary comics on global migration" on February 25 at 1:30 pm in the C.K. Choi Building 351.

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj Awarded SSHRC Connection Grant for Conference

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj have received a SSHRC Connection Grant for "The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies" conference to be held at UBC in April 2020.

Dr. Nijdam awarded SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Biz Nijdam was awarded a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for her book manuscript for "Paneled Pasts: History, Media, and Memory in the German Graphic Novel."

Dr. Malakaj publishes co-edited volume

Dr. Ervin Malakaj published a volume co-edited with Dr. Vance Byrd (Grinnell College). The volume is titled Market Strategies and German Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century and appeared in De Gruyter’s Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies series.

Dr. Malakaj publishes text in The Conversation

Dr. Ervin Malakaj has published a piece in The Conversation on the controversy surrounding the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, which was awarded to Austrian writer Peter Handke. 

“Experiencing the Holocaust, Sharing Memories: The UBC Community Reading and Witnessing Auschwitz”

The current UBC Library exhibition was curated by Reference Librarian Susan Atkey, Dr. Bozena Karwowska, Dr. Anja Nowak and Dr. Ania Switzer.

Malakaj Joins Editorial Board of Studies in 20th and 21st-Century Literature

Dr. Ervin Malakaj was appointed to the editorial board of Studies in 20th and 21st-Century Literature.

Dr. Karwowska to Present at CENES Faculty Research Colloquium

On Thursday, January 23 at 12:45 p.m. in Buchanan Tower 997, Dr. Bozena Karwowska will be giving a talk on "Tadeusz Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen: Facts, Literary Style and a Testimony of Auschwitz."