Dr. Erica Schauer is a lecturer of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She teaches intermediate grammar courses, French creative writing, historical representations and expressions of French queerness, history and literature leading up to and following the French Revolution, and 19th century French literature to upperclassmen and graduate students. Her research interests include queer theory, transgender studies, ritual studies, girls’ education, prostitution and the body.
Hana Waisserova is in charge of Czech Studies at UNL, Nebraska. Currently, she teaches courses on Czech language, culture and literature; Czech society and culture via film; Women Totalitarian Experience; Czech History and Culture and The Heart of Europe: History and Culture, an EA summer program. Her current research interests include Central and Eastern European women transnational literature and cultural memory, women totalitarian experience, women Holocaust experience, women dissidents, literary ethnography, Czech-American culture in Nebraska. She published numerous articles and book chapters. She has traveled widely in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central America, and is much invested in promoting cultural sensitivity and global citizenship.