Imke Brust

Imke Brust

PhD, German Literature and Culture, 2011

Associate Professor and Chair of German, Harverford College


Dr. Brust’s current research project Reunification versus Reconciliation examines the role of literature and film in developing alternative public spheres in post-wall Germany and post-apartheid South Africa. Her scholarly essays engage issues of gender and race, and investigate the images of, and the tensions between, nation and state in contemporary literature, film, and visual culture.

Dr. Brust’s research and teaching interests focus on 20th and 21st German literature, film, and theater, nationalism, (post-) colonialism, globalization, European and African Studies.