Andrea K Zach

Andrea K Zach

Andrea K Zach

Assistant Professor

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.

Selected Publications

"Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin: The Spectacular [A]ffect of Vergangenheitsbewältigung." International Journal of Zizek Studies 6, no. 2 (2012).

Courses Taught

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

Recent Presentations

"The German idea heimat and the 'policing of crisis' in Germany/Europe." Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of Villanova, PA, June 2016.