Assistant Professor and Chair, German Studies
His research and teaching cover literature and cultural studies from the late nineteenth century to today, focusing primarily on: theater history and drama pedagogy; visual culture and film; memory discourses and literary historiography; and environmental humanities. He is co-editor of the performance journal Communications of the International Brecht Society (IBS) and an elected member of the steering committee for the IBS. He serves as series editor for German Life and Civilization (Peter Lang). Since 2019, he has coordinated the Interdisciplinary Teaching Network of the German Studies Association and is a founding member of the German Studies Collaboratory, a digital humanities online teaching/research hub. He has recently completed a new critical student edition of Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle (Bloomsbury, 2021). He was also a member of the international translation team for the latest edition of Brecht on Theater (Bloomsbury, 2014). His work has appeared in various book volumes as well as in Radical History Review, Brecht Yearbook, Expressionismus, Monatshefte, and Translation and Literature. Prof. Imbrigotta is director of the faculty-led summer program to Berlin in conjunction to the CONN 330 course "Finding Germany: Memory, History, and Identity in Berlin."
Future projects include: a co-edited anthology, Brecht and Ecocriticism: Theories, Readings, Applications, (Camden House, forthcoming 2024); and a monograph investigating representations of nature and ecology in 1980s East German films.