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Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55578
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 53347
Emaile.cancik-kirschbaum@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Near East
  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Sumerians
  • Akkadians
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Science
  • Early states
  • School and education in pre-modern societies
  • History of knowledge
  • Oldest writing
  • Decipherment
  • Nimrud
  • Nineveh
  • Libraries
  • Cuneiform
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian
  • Ancient Near East, Near East, Middle East: History and cultural history
  • 4. - 1st millennium BC
  • History of the influences of the Ancient Near East to the present day
  • Ancient Near East and Europe: mythology


Dr. Ronald Daus
Professor of Romance Languages

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Romance Languages

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 52038
Emaildaus@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Ronald Daus

Areas of Expertise

  • Romania Nova
  • Contacts between Romance and non-European peoples
  • Metropolitan studies
  • Cities in Africa, Latin America, and Asia


Dr. Norbert Dittmar
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for German and Dutch Languages and Literature
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition

Pohlstraße 5, 10785 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 86008163
Emailnordit@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Norbert Dittmar

Areas of Expertise

  • Problems of linguistic unification
  • Minority languages
  • Bilingualism
  • Berlin: urban language
  • Youth language
  • Pidgin German spoken by Turkish immigrants
  • Conversational behavior, in groups and conflicts


Dr. Ulla Haselstein
Professor of Literature

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

Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 540 15
Emailulla.haselstein@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Ulla Haselstein

Areas of Expertise

  • Text and image
  • Literary portraits
  • Transculturality
  • Diasporic literature
  • Holocaust literature
  • Avantgarde
  • Native American literature
  • American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries


Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit
Professor of Japanese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Japanese Studies

Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-53857, -53856
Emaili.hijiya@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Areas of Expertise

  • Culture and literature of Japan
  • History and society of Japan
  • Identity discourses, culinary studies
  • Cultural translation


Dr. Matthias Hüning
Professor of Dutch Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Dutch Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 548 07
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 544 23
Emailmatthias.huening@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Matthias Hüning

Areas of Expertise

  • Dutch linguistics with a focus on language comparison (especially Dutch-German)
  • History of language and language change
  • Lexicology (semantics, word formation)
  • Sociolinguistics and (European) multilingualism


Dr. Susanne Klengel
Professor of Latin American Studies

Institute for Latin American Studies
Division of Literatures and Cultures of Latin America

Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56, 14197 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 555 75
Emailklengel@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Susanne Klengel

Areas of Expertise

  • Latin American literatures and cultures
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Image / text relations
  • Cultural transfer between Europe and Latin America – history and present-day status
  • Intellectual history
  • Concepts of cultural translation
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Argentina / Southern Cone
  • Caribbean countries
  • Transregional issues and literatures / cultures in border areas


Dr. Philipp Krämer

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Dutch Linguistics

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Dipl.-Frankreichwissenschaftler, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 524 58
Emailphilipp.kraemer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Philipp Krämer

Areas of Expertise

  • Overseas France, Indian Ocean Islands, and the Caribbean
  • Saarland, Lorraine, and Luxembourg
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Scandinavia
  • Creole languages, languages of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean region
  • Multilingualism and language policy
  • Dialects, minority languages, regional languages
  • Critique of language, linguistic purism, language ideology
  • Racism
  • Colonialism and postcolonial societies


Dr. Ekkehard König
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature
Linguistics

Goßlerstraße 2-4, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 723 56
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 723 33
Emailkoenig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. phil. Ekkehard König

Areas of Expertise

  • Germanic languages, especially English
  • German (structure, development, modern language)
  • Language typology (comprehensive linguistics studies on the detection of unity in diversity)
  • Semantics (all issues related to the meaning of linguistic expressions)


Dr. Michael Meier-Brügger
Professor of Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures
Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Emaildrmeier@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michael Meier-Brügger

Areas of Expertise

  • Indo-European linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • The prehistory of European languages


Dr. Judith Meinschaefer
Professor of Linguistics

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 546 35
Emailjudith.meinschaefer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Judith Meinschaefer

Areas of Expertise

  • Linguistics
  • Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Languages in France


Dr. Manfred Pfister
Professor of English Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Wullenweberstraße 11, 10555 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 3996801
Emailmanfred.pfister@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. a.D. Dr. Manfred Pfister

Areas of Expertise

  • English literature from Shakespeare to the present
  • Drama and theater
  • English-Italian cultural relations
  • Intertextuality and intermediality
  • Literary translation


Dr. Michaela Sambanis
Professor of English Didactics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55961
Emailsambanis@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michaela Sambanis

Areas of Expertise

Language, Emotion and Movement

  • Translational research as a link between brain research and the practice of teaching and learning foreign languages

Drama Pedagogy in Teaching English and in Teacher Training

  • Early acquisition of foreign languages
  • Mixed-age learning settings
  • English instruction tailored to specific individual needs


Dr. Shabo Talay
Professor of Semitic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies
Semitic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, Berlin 14195

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 603 63
Emailshabo.talay@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Shabo Talay

Areas of Expertise

  • Semitic languages
  • Arabic and Arabic dialectology (i.e., Syria, Iraq, Turkey)
  • Aramaic languages in the Near East and in Europe
  • Oriental Christians, past and present
  • Christian-Muslim coexistence in the Near East
  • Ethnic group of Arameans, Assyrians, Chaldeans
  • Coexistence of Kurds and Syrian-Aramaic Christians (Turkey, Syria, Iraq)


Torsten Tschacher
Professor of Islamic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Islamic Studies

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 653 64
Emailtorsten.tschacher@fu-berlin.de
HomepageJun.-Prof. Dr. Torsten Tschacher

Areas of Expertise

  • Islam in South Asia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Indians in Southeast Asia


Dr. Jochen Töpfer

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for East European Studies
Division of Sociology

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 505 95
Emailjochen.toepfer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Jochen Töpfer

Areas of Expertise

  • Social, political, and economic aspects of the processes in Eastern Europe
  • Southeastern Europe / former Yugoslavia
  • Privatization
  • Informality and neo-feudalism
  • Parties and political elites in transformation
  • Transboundary cooperation in border regions of the EU
  • Religion and society
  • Religion and politics


Dr. Ferdinand von Mengden
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature
Historical Linguistics of English

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 72340
Emailf.vm@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. phil Ferdinand von Mengden

Areas of Expertise

  • Language change and language variation
  • English language / history of the English language
  • Old English
  • Language history
  • History of linguistics
  • Numerals and linguistic numeral systems
  • Grammaticalization
  • Language and society