Matthew M. Greene


Graduate Student

Languages: Czech, German, Yiddish, Italian

Area(s) of Study: Contemporary literature of minoritized groups in the German and Czech languages; postvernacular Yiddish

Pronouns: he/him/his

About: Matthew M. Greene is a PhD candidate exploring the structured and deliberate undoing and renegotiation of language by German-speaking and German-writing individuals, including migrants and immigrants, members of the LGBT+ community, and ethnic and cultural minorities such as Jews, Roma, and Sorbians.


– University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA in German Studies (2018)
– Dartmouth College, MA in Comparative Literature (2016)
– University of Vermont, BA in European Studies (2010)

Courses Taught:

– GERMAN 101: First Semester German (Fall 2016)
– GERMAN 102: Second Semester German (Spring 2019)
– GERMAN 203: Third Semester German (Fall 2017, Spring 2021)
– GERMAN/JEWISH ST: 267: Yiddish Song and the Jewish Experience + 2 Comunication B sections (Fall 2018, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Summer 2020, Fall 2020)
– GERMAN/JEWISH ST 279: Yiddish Literature and Culture in America (Spring 2020)


  • Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison University Housing (2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Grammy nomination for “Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924” (2018)
  • 2018 Edith Deuss Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (2018)
  • 2017 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Graduate School Fellowship (2017)
  • J. William Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowship to the Czech Republic (2010-2011)

Selected Publications: