Political economy, German contemporary films, critical theory, immigration, theories of nationalism & citizenship.
Dr. Andrea Zach is a native German and holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from George Mason University. Prof. Zach has been teaching 100-, 200-, and 300-level German courses at GMU and undergraduate and graduate pathway courses at INTO-Mason for over seven years. Her dissertation addresses the German idea of heimat since reunification, and it tracks that idea through a critical analysis of 'three sites': the PEGIDA demonstrations in Dresden, literary productions from 'dissident' artists and the German film industry.
"Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin: The Spectacular [A]ffect of Vergangenheitsbewältigung." International Journal of Zizek Studies 6, no. 2 (2012).
GERM 365: Reading Narrative Prose
GERM 250: Gateway to Advanced German
GERM 210: Intermediate German
GERM 110: Elementary German
INYO 106: Research Methods for International Students
INYO 105: American Cultures (in-class and online)
PROV 504: Accelerated Introduction to Graduate Studies
PROV 502: Introduction to Graduate Studies I
BIS 491: Senior Project Presentation
BIS 390: The Research Process
CULT 320: Globalization and Culture
GLOA 101: Introduction to Global Affairs
Ph.D. Cultural Studies, George Mason University, 2017
M.A. Sociology, George Mason University, 2012
B.A. Liberal Studies, Marymount University, 2007
"The German idea heimat and the 'policing of crisis' in Germany/Europe." Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of Villanova, PA, June 2016.