Ian McQuistion


Graduate Student


Languages: German, Russian

Area(s) of Study: Contemporary German-language Russian-German and Russian-Jewish literature. Cultural History. Nationalism. Political Literature.

About: Ian McQuistion received his B.A. from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) in International Studies and German in 2014 and his M.A from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in German in the spring of 2016. Currently a doctoral candidate in German Literature at UW–Madison, his research is focused on the intersection of politics, perceptions, and literature. The title of his dissertation is At Home in a Foreign Land: Russian Germans and Russian Jews as Cultural and Political Citizens, which is a study of the cultural and political relationships of Russian Germans and Russian Jews with the German state and mainstream society since 1989.


– University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA in German (2016)
– University if Alabama, BA in International Studies and German (2014)

Courses Taught:

– GERMAN 101: First Semester German (Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
– GERMAN 102: Second Semester German  (Spring 2016)


  • UW-Madison Center for German and European Studies Research Assistantship (2019-2020)
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Graduate Fellowship (2018–2019)
  • UW-Madison Center for European Studies Research Assistantship (Fall 2018)
  • UW-Madison / Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Research Fellowship (Summer 2017)
  • UW-Madison Chancellor’s Fellowship (Spring 2015)