Yuliya Komska

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of German Studies

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I am a cultural historian with a special interest in the making and dismantling of borders between ideologies, territories, languages, and mediums. In other words, I gravitate to strange topics and work between disciplines.

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Bartlett 304
HB 6084


  • Ph.D. Cornell University
  • M.A. Cornell University
  • B.A. Colby College

Selected Publications

  • Yuliya Komska, Michelle Moyd, and David Gramling, Linguistic Disobedience: Restoring Power to Civic Language (Palgrave Pivot, 2018).

  • Yuliya Komska and Irene Kacandes, eds. Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017.

  • Yuliya Komska. The Icon Curtain: The Cold War's Quiet Border. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015

  • Yuliya Komska, “Trade Publisher Archives: Repositories of Monolingualism? Houghton Mifflin and the Rejected Refugee Manuscripts in the Age of Total War,” special issue of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies (Fall 2017): 275-296.

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