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Glenn Kurtz

Part-time Faculty

B.A. English, Tufts University, 1985
A.M. German Studies, Stanford University, 1989
Ph.D. German Studies & Comparative Literature, Stanford University, 1994

Glenn Kurtz, a 2016 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, is the author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), which was named a Best Book of 2014 by The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and National Public Radio. His first book, Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music (Knopf, 2007), also received enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of Tufts University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature. He has taught at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, and California College of the Arts.

Recent News


For the 2019-2020 academic year, Glenn Kurtz has been named a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, in Orange, California.

Glenn Kurtz