Christina GerhardtAssociate Professor, German

Christina Gerhardt

20th-century German literature, culture and film
Office: Moore Hall 453 | Phone: (808) 956-4182

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty. She is an award-winning educator whose research and teaching focuses on the environmental humanities, film and German studies. She is the author of Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean (2023), named one of the “Best Popular Science Books of 2023” by the New Scientist. She is Editor-in-Chief of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, the quarterly journal of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, published by Oxford University Press. Recently, she was the Barron Professor of Environmental Humanities (2021-2022) at Princeton University and Senior Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center (2022) at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She is also the editor of Climate Change, Hawaii and the Pacific (under review). She serves on the editorial board of Media + Energy and of the Journal of Environmental Media. At UH, she is initiator and founder of the Environmental Humanities Initiative.

Professor Gerhardt has also published extensively on film. She is the author of Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory (2018), co-editor of 1968 and Global Cinema (2018) and of Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Cultures and the Long 1968 (2019), and guest editor of 1968 and West German Cinema (2017). Her writing on film has been published in Cineaste, Film Criticism, Film Quarterly, German Studies Review, New German Critique, Quarterly Review of Film and Video and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture.

Professor Gerhardt has been awarded grants by the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the DAAD and the Newberry Library; and held visiting positions at Columbia University, the Free University in Berlin, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught previously and is a permanent Senior Fellow.