KATHARINA GERSTENBERGER portrait
  • Professor of German, World Languages and Cultures

Education

  • Master of Arts, FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
  • Doctor of Philosophy, CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Biography

Katharina Gerstenberger is a professor of German in the department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah. She served as department chair from 2012-2018.  She is the author of Truth to Tell: German Women’s Autobiographies and Turn-of-the-Century Culture (2000) and Writing the New Berlin: The German Capital in Post-Wall Literature (2008). She co-edited German Literature in a New Century: Trends, Traditions, Transformations, Transitions (2008); After the Berlin Wall:  Germany and Beyond (2011); and Catastrophe and Catharsis:  Perspectives on Disaster and Redemption in German Culture and Beyond (2015). Her articles on topics of 20th and 21st German literary culture have appeared in Ecozona, Gegenwartsliteratur, Monatshefte, Women in German Yearbook, German Politics and Society, German Quarterly, Telos and in several anthologies, including German Literature in the Age of Globalization (2004), Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (2010), Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Culture (2010), and in German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene (2017).  From 2007-2010 she was co-editor of Women in German Yearbook. She is a member of the Transatlantic Research Network in Environmental Humanities.