Andrea K Zach

Andrea K Zach

Andrea K Zach

Assistant Professor

German: 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

"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.