Ross Etherton

Ross Etherton

Visiting Assistant Professor - German

Office: Kauke 231
Phone: 330-287-1981


  • B.A., Metropolitan State University, 2008
  • M.A., University of Colorado Boulder, 2010
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, 2018

Courses Taught

  • GRMN 101
  • GRMN 250
  • Introduction to German Poetry

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Long-Term Research Grant
  • Best Should Teach Award (CU-Boulder)
  • Graduate Part-Time Instructor Teaching Award (CU-Boulder)
  • GSLL Graduate Teaching Award (CU-Boulder)
  • American Association of Teachers of German
  • German Studies Association
  • Women in German
  • American Comparative Literature Association


  • “Reading Against the Gun: The Machine Gun and Sturm” (Accepted for publication at Telos, Winter 2018).  

Research Interests

His research interests include 19th- and 20th-century German literature and culture, the intersections of technology and literature, and media theory. His current project investigates the machine gun’s effect on cultural production in the early 20th century. Etherton is the recipient of several fellowships, including a DAAD long-term research grant. In addition to several published translations, he has an article on Ernst Jünger forthcoming in Telos.


Ross Etherton (B.A. Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Colorado) comes to Wooster from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he taught German language, culture, and literature courses, and mentored first-generation students from low-income families for CU’s TRiO Student Support Services program. At Wooster, he will teach language, culture, and literature courses, and looks forward to continuing to work with first-generation and other underrepresented students. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and spending quality time with his wife and their beloved daughter.