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Associate Professor – on sabbatical research leave – 2017-2018 academic year
Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, Institute of European Studies
1890 East-West Road
Moore Hall 453
Honolulu HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4182
Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty. Her research and teaching focuses on Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School, Film, German Studies and Environmental Humanities.
Professor Gerhardt has published extensively on the Frankfurt School and especially on Theodor W. Adorno. She is editor of Adorno and Ethics, a special issue of New German Critique. She has also published articles on animals in Cixous’ writing, nature in the writing of Adorno and Kracauer; on animals and compassion in the work Adorno, Horkheimer and Schopenhauer; and on animals in essays by Adorno, Derrida, Cixous and Levinas. Her first book manuscript is Nature in Adorno.
Her research also focuses on film. She is author of Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), co-editor of 1968 and Global Cinema (Wayne State UP, 2018) and of Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Cultures and the Long Sixties (Camden House, 2019) and guest editor of 1968 and West German Cinema, a special issue of The Sixties 10 (2017). Her writing on film has been published in numerous venues, including Cineaste, Film Criticism, Film Quarterly, German Studies Review, New German Critique, Quarterly Review of Film and Video and The Sixties.
Her research also focuses on environmental humanities with a special interest in the blue humanities. She is Associate Editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, the quarterly journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), published by Oxford University Press. She is the author of Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise (University of California Press, forthcoming) and the editor of Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific (under review). Her writing related to environmental humanities has been published in the journals Capitalism, Nature and Socialism, Humanities and Mosaic and in the edited volumes Water: An Atlas; and My Ocean Guide.
Professor Gerhardt has been awarded grants by the Fulbright Commission, the DAAD and the NEH; and held visiting positions at the Free University in Berlin, Harvard University, Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. She taught previously at the University of California at Berkeley.
She currently serves on the PMLA Advisory Board and was elected to serve on the MLA Executive Committee devoted to Screen Arts and Culture and on the MLA Delegate Assembly. She was elected to serve on the German Studies Association (GSA)’s Executive Board and serves on the GSA Interdisciplinary Network devoted to Environmental Studies. Previously, she chaired the selections committee for the DAAD Article Prize of the GSA and the selections committee for the GSA Graduate Student Essay Award. She is Co-Chair of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)’ Media and Environment Special Interest Group (SIG). Previously, she served on the selections committee for the Media and Environment SIG’s Best Student Essay Prize.
Professor Gerhardt has given numerous guest lectures, among other places, at the University of California at Berkeley; the University of California at Davis; the University of California at Santa Cruz; the University of California at Santa Barbara; the University of California at Los Angeles; the University of Oregon; Arizona State University; the University of Arizona; the University of Minnesota; the University of Chicago, Harvard University; Columbia University, Deutsches Haus; New York University, Deutsches Haus; the University of Pennsylvania; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the University of Antwerp, Belgium; Linköping University, Sweden; the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam; the University of Leipzig; the University of Jena; the Freie Universität Berlin; and the Humboldt University in Berlin.