Dr. Valentina Glajar
Office: Centennial 133
Biography: VALENTINA GLAJAR has received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is now Professor of German at Texas State University. She is the author of The German Legacy in East Central Europe (Camden House, 2004), coeditor (with Jeanine Teodorescu) of Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and (with Domnica Radulescu) of “Gypsies” in European Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Vampirettes, Wretches, and Amazons: Western Representations of East European Women (East European Monographs; Columbia University Press, 2004). She also translated (with André Lefevere) the Nobel Laureate Herta Müller’s novel Traveling on One Leg (Northwestern University Press, 1998; 2010). With Bettina Brandt she coedited Herta Müller: Politics and Aesthetics (University of Nebraska Press, 2013). Her latest book, coedited with Alison Lewis and Corina L. Petrescu, is Secret Police Files: Between Surveillance and Life Writing (Camden House, 2016). She is currently working on a new book based on her research of Romanian communist secret police files, File Stories from the Archive.