People

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Barbara Eckstein

My interests include environmental humanities; urban studies with an emphasis on African-American, American Indian, and Asian American history and cultures; and environmental justice. Alternatives to binary thought and violence have always driven my theoretical and practical commitments.
Monica Ernberger

Monica Ernberger

Title/Position
Senior Advisor & Program Coordinator
Study Abroad
Ann Estin

Ann Estin

My primary teaching and research areas are Family Law and International Family Law, with a particular interest in cross-border children's law and children's rights. I chair the board of the US branch of International Social Service (ISS-USA) and have attended treaty negotiation and review meetings in The Hague and elsewhere on the Hague Children's Conventions.
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Brian Farrell

Professor Brian Farrell is a Lecturer in Law and Human Rights, Associate Director of the UI Center for Human Rights, and directs the undergraduate Human Rights Certificate program. He teaches international law, criminal law, and human rights courses. He is the director of the Citizen Lawyer Program and was a co-founder of the Innocence Project of Iowa. Professor Farrell also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway and is a member of the Iowa Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission.
Denise Filios

Denise K. Filios

I am a scholar of comparative literary and cultural studies whose research focuses on medieval Iberia. I am also an avid hiker whose current research project explores Christian, Jewish, and Islamic ‘medieval’ walking routes in Spain and Portugal, such as the Camino de Santiago, the Ruta del Califato, and Sephardic heritage itineraries. I am interested in the intersections between gender, race, religion, sexuality, place of origin, landscapes and belonging, as well as performance, cultures of fitness, memory studies, heritage tourism, foundational myths and national identity. I seek to promote inclusivity in my teaching, scholarship, and service.
Carl Follmer

Carl R. Follmer

Title/Position
Associate Director, Accounting Writing and Communications Program
Carl R. Follmer, M.A., Ph.D. is the associate director of the Accounting Writing and Communications Program in the Tippie College of Business.  His academic background is in German Studies and children's literature, and includes a dissertation investigating fascist propaganda aimed at children in Germany and Spain.  In his professional work, Carl teaches communication skills and develops communications programming throughout the Tippie College of Business.  A critical part of his teaching is helping students consider audience needs and DEI concerns as they develop professional communication skills. He believes that Anne Frank's empowering message for children to document their lived experiences and become writers and thinkers has the ability to create a better community.
Claire F. Fox

Claire F. Fox

Claire F. Fox is Professor in the Department of English and holds a complimentary appointment in Spanish & Portuguese. Her interests include literary and cultural studies of the Americas, Latina/o/x and Latin American literature and culture, Mexican and U.S.-Mexican border arts and culture, visual culture, and cultural policy studies.
Monica Frank

Monica Frank

Title/Position
Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
International Programs
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Russ Ganim

Title/Position
Associate Provost and Dean
International Programs
My specialization is early modern French literature, with a focus on poetry as well as the intersection of word and image. Most recently, I have worked on French antecedents in Shakespeare as well as expressions of obscenity in both Italian and French literature.
Peter Gerlach

Peter Gerlach

Title/Position
Lecturer, International Studies
Peter Gerlach is visiting assistant professor in the International Studies Program at The University of Iowa and executive director of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC). He received his BA and MA degrees in English from Ripon College and the University of Northern Colorado, respectively. After serving in the US Peace Corps in Mongolia, he earned a PhD in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University where he conducted dissertation research on the lived experiences of international students at Grinnell College. Dr. Gerlach’s teaching areas include international studies, international education, refugee and immigrant studies, and community engaged learning. He serves on the board of directors at the Refugee and Immigrant Association and the planning committee of the Refugee Alliance of Johnson County.
James Giblin

James Giblin

Title/Position
Director, African Studies Program
Research specialization is the history of eastern Africa, particularly Tanzania in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Have published books and volumes of collected essays on several aspects of the history of Tanzania. Have done extensive research in Tanzania, where I continue to work on a study of dissident politics in region of Iringa.
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Eric Gidal

I received my PhD in English in 1995 from the University of Michigan, came to the University of Iowa the following year, and have been here ever since with two brief faculty exchanges at the Université de Montpellier. My recent scholarship and teaching explore the intersections of literary and environmental history, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I am also a co-PI on a project that applies methods of computational linguistics and geographical information science to the study of historical textual corpora.
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Brian Gollnick

Title/Position
Director, Latin American Studies Program
Amy Green

Amy Green

Title/Position
Secretary
Communications & Relations
Paige Gregg

Paige Gregg

Title/Position
University Shared Services
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Nancy Hauserman

I have a J.D. and taught Business, Law and Ethics in the Tippie College of Business for 30 years. I taught undergraduates (Iowa, London and Italy) and MBAs and taught in our Executive MBA programs in Iowa, Italy (CIMBA) and Hong Kong. I directed the Italy (CIMBA) program as well. My primary areas of research were law and ethics generally and whistleblowing and sexual harassment specifically. Served as undergraduate Dean in the Tippie College.
Elizabeth Heineman

Elizabeth Heineman

Title/Position
Co-Director, Jewish Studies Network
Professor, History & Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies
Mallory Hellman

Mallory Hellman

Title/Position
Director, Iowa Youth Writing Project
Mallory Hellman grew up Jewish and queer in the American South. The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, she learned Anne Frank's story early and engaged with Anne's diary at several points in her education. Mallory's maternal grandparents, Max and Felicia Fuksman, dedicated their lives to education and spoke to students around the country about their time in the camps; Max was interned at Bergen Belsen at the same time as Anne Frank. Proudly, Mallory has followed in the pedagogical footsteps of her grandparents. After graduating from Harvard in 2008, she pursued an MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has since served as the director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, providing literacy education and enrichment to marginalized K-12 youth.
Pil Ho Kim

Pil Ho Kim

Title/Position
East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University
His research interests include popular culture, Asian urbanism, Korean popular music and cinema, East Asian political economy, development studies, international development cooperation, and comparative welfare state.
Michaela Hoenicke Moore

Michaela Hoenicke Moore

Born and raised in Germany, I earned my PhD at the University of North Carolina with a study that eventually turned into a prize-winning book on the American debate on Nazism, 1933-1945 (Know Your Enemy, Cambridge 2010). At Chapel Hill my mentor was Gerhard L. Weinberg, the renowned historian of World War Two and the Holocaust, himself a German-Jewish child refugee. While I have pursued a dual, transatlantic career in academia and foreign policy think tanks (Brookings Institution, German Council on Foreign Relations) as a scholar of U.S. foreign relations, I have maintained my engagement with the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust through teaching and writing. For the coming AY 2023/24 I look forward to serving as academic director for our AYF/Academic Year Freiburg Consortium, integrating the history and writing of Anne Frank into the curriculum and exploring with our students German and European initiatives that parallel Iowa's AFI.
Ashley Holt

Ashley Holt

Title/Position
Executive Director, Iowa Hillel
Ashley Holt is the Executive Director of the Louis Shulman Hillel Foundation, Alliber Center for Jewish Life (Iowa Hillel), a non-profit organization that serves as the foundation for Jewish life on the University of Iowa's campus. In this role, she aims to build a vibrant Jewish community on campus, provide educational opportunities, and help students connect to Judaism in ways that are meaningful to them. At Iowa Hillel, Jewish students (of all knowledge levels and backgrounds) are encouraged to learn about their heritage and develop their own unique identity within the world of Jewish pluralism. Prior to moving to Iowa City, Ashley worked for the Nature Conservancy in Illinois and served on the board of Go Green Wilmette, a local environmental organization. She has a BA in economics and political science and a minor in philosophy from Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Ashley studied abroad at the London School of Economics while interning in the House of Commons in Parliament, as well as at Ben Gurion University in Be'er Sheva, Israel.
Shereen Honary

Shereena Honary

Title/Position
Events & Operations Coordinator, Pentacrest Museums
Shereena Honary holds a Research M.A. in Area Studies of the Middle East from Leiden University, The Netherlands. She focused on Middle Eastern diasporic narratives, particularly the graphic novel Persepolis, to analyze autobiographical and diasporic narrative themes of identity, gender, and Otherness, and the ways in which personal narrative guides us towards understanding and universal humanism. Shereena currently oversees events at the Pentacrest Museums, which housed the Anne Frank exhibit, “Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank” in 2022. She also completed the Peer Educator Training offered alongside the exhibit to inspire in visitors ways in which to relate and learn from her powerful narrative. Growing up as a daughter of an immigrant herself, the hope to create a world with acceptance and belonging that the story of Anne Frank inspires continues to be a driving force for Shereena’s academic and community involvement.
Ana Jimenez

Ana Jimenez

Title/Position
Senior Advisor & Program Coordinator
Study Abroad