Alyssa Claire Greene

Alyssa Claire Greene

Alyssa Greene joined the Department of Germanic Languages in 2012. Before coming to Columbia, she studied German at Smith College and the Universität Hamburg. She also taught English as a Fulbright fellow in Hamburg, Germany.

Her research examines how writers have used the figure of the child to narrate failed states, obsolete futures, and historical aftermaths. Her dissertation focuses on literature written during and after the Cold War, especially the works of Christa Wolf, Herta Müller, and Jenny Erpenbeck. Her broader interests include modern and contemporary German and Austrian literature; feminist scholarship; postcolonial studies; and film.

Alyssa currently works as Rapporteur for the University Seminar on Cultural Memory. She is a Graduate Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD), and a 2015-2016 Graduate Conference Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality (IRWGS).