Film

Dr. Hermann Kappelhoff
Professor of Film Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Theater Studies
Seminar for Film Studies

Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Film theory
  • History of film

Dr. Frank Kelleter
Professor of North American Studies

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture and media history, especially serial forms
  • North American colonial history / revolutionary period and early republic
  • (American) Enlightenment studies

Dr. Gertrud Koch
Professor of Film Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Theater Studies
Seminar for Film Studies

Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Film studies
  • Aesthetics of the film
  • Film and politics
  • Film and history
  • Role of media in political campaigns
  • TV debates

Dr. Klaus Krüger
Professor of Art History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History Institute

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Art history
  • Theory and history of painting, sculpture, and visual media in the Middle Ages and early modern times
  • Italian art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque (12th to 17th centuries)
  • Visual anthropology and cultural semantics in the premodern
  • Contemporary art
  • Art and film
  • History of methods

Dr. Cordula Lemke
Professor of English Language and Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • English literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries
  • European colonialism (especially Scotland)
  • Gender studies
  • Vampires in literature and film

Dr. Julia Leyda
Professor of Cultural Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture
  • US-American film, television, and media studies
  • The director Todd Haynes
  • Film and television depictions of domesticity during the financial crisis
  • Cuteness
  • Gender studies
  • Climate catastrophes in the media

Dr. Kathleen Loock

Department of Political and Social Sciences
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Fabeckstraße 15, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. American popular culture, especially serial forms
  • Film and media history, especially remakes, sequels, and prequels in Hollywood cinema
  • Christopher Columbus in US-American cultural history, Columbus Day, holidays

Dr. Martin Lüthe
Professor of North American Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • African American studies
  • Gender studies
  • Popular culture
  • History of the mass media
  • Pop music

Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • Political, economic, and social change in the PRC, in particular:
    • Urbanization
    • Transformation of rural areas
    • Chinese Communist Party
    • Private enterprise
    • Cultural policy

Dr. Tobias Wendl
Professor of Art History

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Art History Institute
Art History of Africa

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Areas of Expertise

  • African art
  • Art history of the African continent
  • Masks and sculptures
  • Visual culture
  • Contemporary African art scene