German Studies

Kerry Wallach

Chairperson/Associate Professor




Campus Box 0398


McKnight Hall
Room 14
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD University of Pennsylvania, 2011
MA University of Pennsylvania, 2005
BA Wesleyan University, 2002

Academic Focus

German-Jewish Literature, History, and Culture; Gender & Sexuality; Visual Culture; Antisemitism & the Holocaust

In Professor Wallach's courses, students learn about Germans, Jews, gender, sexuality, literature, history, film, art, and visual culture. Several of her courses deal with antisemitism and the Holocaust. At Gettysburg, she is an Affiliate of the Jewish Studies Program and also contributes to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Cinema and Media Studies.

Kerry Wallach's research focuses on twentieth-century Germany and German-Jewish culture. She is the author of Traces of a Jewish Artist: The Lost Life and Work of Rahel Szalit  (Penn State University Press, March 2024) and Passing Illusions: Jewish Visibility in Weimar Germany  (University of Michigan Press, 2017), and co-editor of German-Jewish Studies: Next Generations  (with Aya Elyada; Berghahn Books, 2023). 

She is pleased to serve on the editorial board of the German Jewish Cultures book series published by Indiana University Press.

Her research has been supported by the Hadassah-Brandeis InstituteHolocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, Association for Jewish Studies Gender Justice Caucus, and the Leo Baeck Institute New York.

Courses Taught