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Co-directors + Board


Johannes Evelein

Johannes Evelein is Professor of Language and Culture Studies and Head of German Studies. He has studied in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the United States and received his Ph.D. from the University at Albany, SUNY in 1993. He joined the Trinity faculty in 1997. He teaches the full spectrum of German Studies courses with an emphasis on 20th century literature and culture. In addition, he regularly teaches first-year seminars and contributes to Trinity's Humanities Gateway Program. His research focuses on exile literature written during the Nazi era. His most recent book is entitled, Literary Exiles From Nazi Germany. Exemplarity and the Search for Meaning (2014). His current research projects deal with the importance of borders and boundaries in the European literary imagination, as well as the centrality of exile in the work of the Romanian writer and essayist Norman Manea.  More broadly, he is exploring the new and richly interdisciplinary field of Environmental Humanities.

Gail H. Woldu​

Gail Hilson Woldu is Professor of Music, specializing in two very different areas: the music of early twentieth-century France and the music of black American women. She received the Ph.D. from Yale University and joined the Trinity faculty in 1996. She has published on French schools of music, Gabriel Fauré, Vincent d'Indy, Ma Rainey, Marian Anderson, and Lil Kim. She is completing an article on Marian Anderson and Race, and working on a project centered on d'Indy's youthful travels in the 1870s.

Advisory Board

Rasha Ahmed, Economics

Vince Tomasso, Classics

Mitch Polin, Theater & Dance

Beth Notar, Anthropology

Cheryl Greenberg, History

Christina Heatherton, American Studies

 Program Coordinator

Melinda McKeown