German Studies

Kerry Wallach

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 and Sexuality; Visual Culture; Weimar Republic

Kerry Wallach's research focuses on twentieth-century Germany and German-Jewish culture. She is the author of 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, forthcoming Oct. 2022). In her courses, students learn about Germans, Jews, gender, sexuality, literature, history, film, art, and visual and consumer culture.

Kerry Wallach's second book on Jewish artist Rahel Szalit is forthcoming with Penn State University Press in 2023. This project has been supported by the Hadassah-Brandeis InstituteHolocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, AJS Women's Caucus, and Gettysburg College.

Prof. Wallach is pleased to serve on the editorial board of the German Jewish Cultures book series published by Indiana University Press, and on the Academic Advisory Board of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York.

At Gettysburg, Professor Wallach is an Affiliate of the Jewish Studies Program and also contributes to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Cinema and Media Studies.

Courses Taught