Dr. Gordana-Dana Grozdanic's undergraduate work was in philosophy, sociology, and German language and literature at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she also completed her M.A. in linguistics and philology. She earned her doctorate from the Germanic languages and literatures department at the University of Pennsylvania.
In her dissertation, 'Der Balkankrieg als literarisches Phänomen. Auseinandersetzungen deutschsprachiger Autoren,' she explores the reactions of prominent German-speaking contemporary authors to the wars in the former Yugoslavia.
She has studied in Köln, Germany, and has taught a wide range of introductory and upper-level German language and literature courses.
Dr. Grozdanic joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2007.