Christina Gerhardt

Assistant Professor
1890 East-West Road
Moore Hall 453
Honolulu  HI  96822

Phone: (808) 956-4182
Fax: (808) 956-9536



  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Additional Study

  • Fulbright Faculty Seminar in German Studies, June 2011 (declined)
  • East German Film Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, July 2009 (declined)
  • German Film Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, August, 2008
  • Cornell University, DAAD Summer Seminar in German Studies, June – July 2008
  • Cornell University, School of Criticism and Theory, Summer 1999
  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany, Spring Semester 1998
  • University of California at Berkeley, German, Fall Semester 1997

Areas of Interest

20th-century literature, theory, and film; film history and theory; critical and aesthetic theory; theories of modernity, modernist literature, and art; Weimar era literature, art, and film; two Germanies: literature, culture and film, 1945-1989; post-1989 literature, culture and film; gender studies; globalization and transnational studies; theories and representations of social movements; and environmental humanities.

Teaching Experience

  • Department of German, University of California at Berkeley, 2000-2006

Awards and Grants



  • Critique of Violence: The Trauma of Terrorism (submitted / under review)
  • The Language of Nature in Theodor W. Adorno’s Writings (submitted / under review).

Edited Journals:

Co-Edited Series in a Peer-Reviewed Journal:

  • “The Berlin School: The Dreileben Project,” German Studies Review 36.3 (October 2013).
  • Five articles on the 2011 Berlin School trilogy Dreileben. Co-edited with Marco Abel.

Articles (Peer-Reviewed Volumes and Journals):

Film Festival Reviews:

Film Reviews:

Guest Lectures (select):

Marin Headlands, Center for the Arts; Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität – Frankfurt am Main; Freie Universität Berlin; New York University (Deutsches Haus); CUNY Graduate Center; Harvard University; Rice University; University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium; Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung. Potsdam, Germany; Goethe Institute New York; Wellesley College; Haverford College; University of California at Santa Cruz; Columbia University; University of California at Los Angeles; University of Jena, Germany; University of Leipzig, Germany; University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany; Pomona College; University of California at Berkeley; Kunstwerke Museum, Berlin, Germany; Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Recent Courses (select):

  • History of German Cinema – German 320 / LLEA 320 (LLEA = taught in English)
  • Post-1989 German Literature, Culture and Film – German 416
  • Transnational Germany: Literature, Culture and Film – German 415
  • German Fascism and Propaganda – LLEA 342
  • German Literature, 1914 to the present – German 313
  • German Literature, 1750 to 1914 – German 312

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