Dr. Mila Ganeva

Dr. Mila Ganeva

Department Chair and Professor of German

Irvin Hall 170
(513) 529-1821

Office Hours

Fall '22 (202310)
Tuesdays: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Fridays: 10:00am-11:00am
If above does not fit your schedule or you would like a virtual meeting, email for appointment.



2000 - Ph.D. - University of Chicago, Germanic Studies.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • German language and the literatures and cultures of German speaking countries
  • Berlin in film and literature
  • Film history and contemporary German film
  • Literature, film, and fashion of the Weimar Republic
  • Visual culture of the Cold War
  • Berlin in film and literature
  • Aesthetics
  • Consumerism
  • Mass Culture

Courses Taught at Miami

  • GER 201 - Second Year German I
  • GER 202 - Second Year German II
  • GER 252 - The German-Jewish Experience (MPF)
  • GER/FST 261 - German Film in Global Context (MPF –Global)
  • GER 311 - Passionate Friendships (course in German literature and culture)
  • GER 312 - Coming of Age in German Culture (course in German literature and culture)
  • GER 410E - Berlin in Film and Literature (advanced seminar for students in German)
  • GER 410F - Culture in Weimar Germany (advanced seminar for students in German)


Selected Publications

  • Film and Fashion Amidst the Ruins of Berlin: Between Nazism and Cold War, 1945-1953. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2018. Pp. 256
  • “Kleider machen Filme. Die Kostümabteilung der Ufa 1938–1945,“ Ufa International: Ein deutscher Konzern mit globalen Ambitionen, ed. Philipp Stiasny, Jürgen Kasten, and Frederik Lang (Munich: edition text + kritik, 2021) 353-366.
  • “Making the New Woman: Female Fashion Photographers in Berlin between the Wars,” Women Behind the Camera, ed. Andrea Nelson (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2020), 181-212.
  • “Berlin Babylon: Costumes and Set Designs,” Forum on Babylon Berlin: Media, Spectacle, and History, edited by Veronika Fuechtner and Paul Lerner. Central European History, 53 (2020) 834-854.
  • “Fashion für Fräuleins: Mode im Nachkriegsberlin,“ Berliner Geschichte. Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur, Nr. 23 (September 2020), 40-49.
  • “Jewish Comedians Beyond Lubitsch. Siegfried Arno in Film and Cabaret.” Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema, ed. Valerie Weinstein and Barbara Hales (New York: Berghahn, 2020) 88-110.
  • “‘Stoffe über die Luftbrücke’: Film und Mode trotz der Blockade.” In Die Berliner Luftbrücke: Erinnerungsort des Kalten Krieges, edited by Corinne Defrance, Bettina Greiner, and Ulrich Pfeil, 253–70. Berlin: Christoph Links Verlag, 2018.
  • Mode und Film in Ost- und Westdeutschland: Modell Bianka (1951) und Ingrid. Geschichte eines Fotomodells (1954).” Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 14 (2017) 384-394.
  • “Vicarious Consumption: Fashion and Fashion Media in Germany during the War Years 1939-1943,” The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective, ed. Felix Römer, Jan Logermann, and Hartmut Berghoff (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) 199-221.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • German Studies Association
  • Women in German
  • American Association of Teachers of German


  • Bulgarian (native)
  • English (near native)
  • German (near native)
  • Russian (reading)