Dirk Uffelmann is professor of East and West Slavic Literatures at Justus Liebig University (JLU) in Gießen and Honorary Research Associate of the Graduate School. From 2006 to July 2019, he was professor of Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Passau, where he also served as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs from 2011 to 2014. Uffelmann studied Russian, Polish, Czech and German Literature at the Universities of Tübingen, Vienna, Warsaw, and Constance. He obtained his PhD from the University of Constance in 1999 and defended his second thesis (Habilitation) at the University of Bremen in 2005, before teaching as Lecturer in Russian at the University of Edinburgh. He also was a visiting professor at the University of Bergen (Norway), the Western Michigan University (USA) and visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, LMU Munich and the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin.
His research interests are Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Central Asian literature, philosophy, religion, migration, masculinity and internet studies. He is co-editor of the journal "Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie" as well as of the book series "Postcolonial Perspectives on Eastern Europe" and "Polonistik im Kontext".
- Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School in Munich, December 2013 – Januar 2014