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
"Subsidiarity: A Strategic Umfunktionierung of the 'national' film." Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference, Tulane University, LO, June 2019.
"The German idea heimat and the 'policing of crisis' in Germany/Europe." Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Villanova, PA, June 2016.