Graduate Coordinator for German
Associate Professor of German
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Office Hours — Fall 2019

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:35┬áto 10:35 a.m.
  • Or by appointment

Areas of Research

20th century German literature and theory, 19th and 20th-century continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, Holocaust studies, comparative literature (German, English and American), visual studies.


Eric Kligerman is an assistant professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic studies. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in the spring of 2001. Kligerman spent several years studying in Germany at the University of Freiburg on a Fulbright Fellowship. His research focuses on 19th- and 20th-century German literature, philosophy and visual arts, and he is especially interested in German-Jewish literature and Holocaust studies. Kligerman is currently looking at how poetic invocations of trauma in the works of Paul Celan have been translated into the space of visual media, especially the architecture of museums and memorials in Berlin.