Center for Social Science Research
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Andrea K Zach

Andrea K Zach

Andrea K Zach

Political economy, critical theory, immigration, theories of nationalism & citizenship.

Andrea joined the German department in 2012 and since then taught 100-, 200-, and 300-level courses in German. She is also a researcher at the Institute for Immigration Research and a doctoral candidate in the department of Cultural Studies at George Mason University. Her dissertation addresses the 'German' idea of heimat (homeland), and it situates that idea within the historical context of German reunification and the EU's eastern expansion to elucidate social relations-particularly economic relations-that pertained during, and as a consequence of, the neoliberal restructuring of the German welfare state. 

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

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

PROV 105: American Cultures

GLOA 101: Introduction to Global Affairs


Ph.D. Cultural Studies (in progress)

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.