Gerhild Williams

Barbara Schaps Thomas & David M. Thomas Professor in the Humanities

Professor of German

Professor of Comparative Literature
Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Contact:

German Department
One Brookings Drive
Ridgley 325
Campus Box 1104
St. Louis, MO 63130
314-935-5106
gerhildwilliams@wustl.edu

Education

  • PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, in Comparative Literature (Medieval Studies)
  • MA, University of Washington, Seattle, in Comparative Literature
  • BA, University of Washington, Seattle, in Comparative Literature

Selected Faculty Positions

  • 1999 – present
    Barbara Schaps Thomas and David M. Thomas Professor in the Humanities in Arts and Sciences
  • 1990 and 1996
    Visiting Professor at Lausanne University, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1986 – present
    Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis

Administrative Positions

  • 2009 – 2020
    Vice Provost
  • 1997 – 2020
    Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Associate Vice Chancellor
  • 1995 – 2020
    Associate Vice Chancellor, Washington University
  • 1989 – 1998
    Associate Provost, Washington University

Selected Fellowships & Awards

  • 1996 and 2002
    Research Fellow (Stipendiat), Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttel, Germany
  • 1992 -1993
    Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Grant (Research)
  • 1991
    DAAD Sumer Research Grant: Fellow at the Institut fur Europaische Kulturgeschichte at Augsburg, Germany
  • 1988, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1980
    Washington University Faculty Summer Research Grants
  • 1980
    National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Grant