Professor of German and Humanities
Division of Literature and Languages
Katja Garloff joined the Reed Faculty in 1997 after obtaining an M.A. from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. 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 many articles on authors such as Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, and W.G. Sebald. She is currently coediting a book on the reemergence of Jewish literature in post-unification Germany. In recent years, Garloff has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and a member of the program committee of the German Studies Association Conference. She currently serves on the editorial board of Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies and on the division executive committee of the Modern Language Association Committee of America. At Reed, she teaches Humanities 220, German language, modern and contemporary German literature, German Jewish culture, critical theory, and film.