Alexander Wöll is Chair for Culture and Literature of Central & Eastern Europe at the University of Potsdam. Prior to this role he was President of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (2014–2018) and Professor for East and West Slavic Philology at the University of Greifswald. Since 2008 Wöll is Chairman of the German Association of Ukrainisten (DAU). His research interests include Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Belarussian, Czech and Slovak contemporary literature and poetry, literary theory and intermediality, Masculinity Studies and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe.
Alexander Wöll is in charge of the Focus theme Small Literatures and Neighborhood.