Carl Gelderloos, Ph.D. ’14, Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure; First Book receives Honorable Mention for DAAD/GSA Book Prize

Carl Gelderloos, who received his Ph.D. in German Studies at Cornell in 2014 and started teaching the same year as Assistant Professor in the Department of German and Russian Studies at Binghamton University (SUNY), was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure this last September.

His first book Biological Modernism: The New Human in Weimar Culture in 2019 with Northwestern University Press in 2019. The monograph recently received an Honorable Mention for the prestigious 2020 DAAD/GSA book prize and was praised as a study that, “indicates a range of connections to contemporary discussions around Ecology and the Anthropocene, and thereby opens German Studies to a broader field of transdisciplinary investigations in our own historical moment.” (

Carl is currently working on a research project on German science fiction, modernism, and modernization.


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