Associate Professor of Comparative Literature (Russian/German), Rebecca R. Brown Professor of Humanities
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Stephanie Merkel joined Ohio Wesleyan’s faculty in 1998. She earned her B.A. in Government/Soviet Studies and Russian language from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Studies from Cornell University. In addition, she studied one year at Leningrad State University in the former U.S.S.R. and has traveled extensively in Russia. Before coming to Ohio Wesleyan, she taught Russian language and literature at Cornell, Syracuse, and Lehigh universities. Her research on Russian Romanticism explores the intersection of poetry and fashion. She writes on Vladimir Nabokov, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Anna Akhmatova. In addition to Russian literature, Merkel is also trained in Middle High German.