Christina Gerhardt

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

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


Work Experience

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


  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Additional Study

  • University of Chicago, DAAD Summer Seminar in German Studies, July-August 2015
  • German Film Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May-June, 2015
  • Fulbright and DAAD, Summer Academy in Leipzig, Germany, June 2014
  • Fulbright Faculty Seminar in German Studies, June 2011 (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

European and German studies; Critical Theory and Frankfurt School, esp. Adorno, Benjamin and Kracauer; film and visual studies; film aesthetics, history, theory; experimental cinema; documentary and essay film; Modernity and Weimar; the Two Germanies; the New Berlin Republic; history and representations of social movements; New Left and the 1960s; gender and feminist studies and theory; colonialism and post-colonial studies; (im)migration and transnational studies; geography and urban studies; environmental studies and humanities.

Awards and Grants (selected)


Book Manuscripts:

  • 1968 and West German Cinema (in progress)
  • Atlas of Remote Islands and Rising Sea Levels (in progress)
  • Critique of Violence: The Trauma of Terrorism (under review)
  • Nature in Adorno (under review)

(Co-)Edited Volumes:

1968 and Global Cinema. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2018). Under contract.

Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Culture and the Long Sixties. Eds. Christina Gerhardt and Marco Abel (Rochester: Camden House, 2018). Under contract. Series: Screen Cultures.

• Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific. Christina Gerhardt, ed. (under review)

Journals – Special Issues – Editor:

(Co-)Edited Series in a Peer-Reviewed Journal:

Articles (Peer-Reviewed Journals and Volumes):

Entries – Encyclopedias and Handbooks (Peer-Reviewed Volumes):

Review Essays:

  • “European Cinema.” German Studies Review 40.1 (February 2017). Review essay of Randall Halle. The Europeanization of Cinema: Interzones and Imaginative Communities. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014), and Daniela Berghahn and Claudia Sternberg, eds. European Cinema in Motion. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014).
  • “Carry Boltcutters Everywhere,” Film Quarterly 69.1 (Fall 2015): 102-104. Review essay of Eric Ames, Werner Herzog: Interviews (2014) and Paul Cronin, Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed (2014).
  • “The Berlin School,” Cineaste (Spring 2014): 66-68. Review essay of Berlin School Glossary (2013), Christian Petzold (2013), The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School (2013), and The Berlin School (2013).

Film Reviews:

Guest Lectures (select):

Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K.; Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany; San Francisco State University; 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; Pomona College; University of California at Berkeley; Kunstwerke Museum, Berlin, Germany; Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Courses – graduate and undergraduate:

  • The Frankfurt School
  • Benjamin and Adorno
  • The Frankfurt School and Nature
  • History of Cinema
  • Film Theory, Criticism, Analysis
  • Documentary Cinema
  • Experimental Film
  • 1968 and Global Cinema
  • Global Art Cinema
  • History of German Cinema
  • New German Cinema
  • The Berlin School
  • German Fascism and Propaganda
  • Two Germanies – 1949-1989
  • Transnational Germany – 1945 to the present
  • The New Berlin Republic in Architecture, Art, Literature and Film
  • Introduction to Environmental Humanities
  • Philosophies of Nature / Nature Philosophy, 1800-present
  • Nature Writing / Writing Nature
  • Landscape Art and Photography
  • Ocean Planet: Islands, Oceans and Literature

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