Professor of German and Humanities
Division of Literature and Languages
Katja Garloff joined the Reed Faculty in 1997 after receiving an M.A. from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of Chicago. She is the author of Words from Abroad: Trauma and Displacement in Postwar German Jewish Writers (Wayne State University Press, 2005), Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture (Cornell University Press, 2016), and Making German Jewish Literature Anew: Authorship, Memory, and Place (Indiana University Press, 2022), as well as the co-editor of German Jewish Literature after 1990 (Camden House, 2018). In recent years, she has won grants from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She serves on the editorial boards of Humanities, of Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies, and of The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook. At Reed, she offers courses on modern German literature, German Jewish culture, and film and media studies, and she also teaches in Humanities 220.