Assistant Professor, German
Campus Box 0398
McKnight Hall 12
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
(717) 337 -
PhD University of Pennsylvania, 2011
MA University of Pennsylvania, 2005
BA Wesleyan University,
Advanced Stylistics, Composition, and Conversation.
Redefining German: Gender, Nation, Migration
Introduction to German Cinema
The German-Jewish Experience
Modernity and the Metropolis
20th-century literature and media; German-Jewish history; gender studies; visual and consumer culture
Kerry Wallach received her Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Gettysburg, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Jewish Gender and Women's Studies Program at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and she held a short-term postdoctoral fellowship at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. Current research projects deal with German-Jewish literary visions of American poverty; Weimar films starring Elisabeth Bergner; journalist Doris Wittner; beauty queens; department stores; and fashion history. Other interests include Yiddish literature and Jewish American literature and film. She is presently at work on a book about gender and Jewish recognizability in Weimar Germany.
At Gettysburg, Professor Wallach serves as faculty advisor to German Club, helps organize events for Judaic Studies, and is a member of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program Advisory Council.