Dinah Lensing-Sharp

Graduate Student Instructor

Research Areas


Dinah entered the Comparative Literature department in 2016 after earning their B.A. in Comparative Literature and German Studies from Smith College. Dinah has focused on depictions of women’s gender and sexuality in literature and film, focusing particularly on the Weimar Republic as well as twentieth-century German literature. They are interested in the intersections of gender, sexuality, and race in German and French literature, considered in terms of a decolonial theoretical framework and informed by nineteenth-century medical discourses about sexuality and race. A member of the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dinah is also a translator from German and French into English.