German Studies

Kerry Wallach

Chairperson/Associate Professor

German

Contact

Box

Campus Box 0398

Address

McKnight Hall
Room 24
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Education

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). In her courses, students learn about Germans, Jews, gender, sexuality, literature, history, film, art, and visual and consumer culture.

Currently, Kerry Wallach is working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Rahel Szalit-Marcus, a Jewish Artist in Berlin and Paris. Her 2020-2021 sabbatical research on this project is supported by a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award (2019) and a Sharon Abramson Research Grant from the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (2020).

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 Judaic Studies Program and also contributes to the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Prof. Wallach is on sabbatical in 2020-2021.

Courses Taught