Ilja  Gruen

Ilja Gruen

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct professor, received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Studies from Stanford University, in the field of Russian and German literature, with an emphasis on the dialog between Russian and German authors in the 20th century. He has been teaching courses in Russian and German language and literature since Spring 2012. He earned his B.A. at the University of Regensburg, Germany, majoring in Slavic and English literatures, with a particular focus on literary theory.
Ilja's research interests include Slavic, German and East European literary dialog, and the phenomenological school in philosophy. In particular, he is interested in the philosophical and artistic representations of consciousness, the question of perception, and the ambiguous role of art as both a way to preserve cultural memory and to continually create its own unique worlds.