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

Article by Dr. Bozena Karwowska published in special issue of Polonistyka. Innowacje

Dr. Bozena Karwowska's article, "Academic Programs in Polish Language and Literature. A Western Canadian Perspective" was published in a special issue of Polonistyka.Innowacje (Polish Studies. Innovations), devoted to Polish Studies abroad.

Dr. Malakaj gives invited talk at Wellesley College

Dr. Ervin Malakaj gave a talk at Wellesley College titled “Diversity Work in Language and Culture Studies Programs: Cultivating Belonging for LGBTQIA2S* Students.” 

Dr. Iurascu presents at “Media Inventories of the Nineteenth Century”

On February 21, Dr. Ilinca Iurascu presented "Unwriting Course Catalogs" at the symposium on "Media Inventories of the 19th Century" at the University of Missouri. 

Dr. Nijdam attends symposium in Sweden on comics and feminism

On February 19-21, Dr. Biz Nijdam attended the Nordic Summer University's Winter Symposium on Comics and Feminism at Södertörn University in Sweden. 

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.