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) and Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture(Cornell University Press, 2016), as well as the co-editor of German Jewish Literature after 1990 (Camden House, 2018). She has also published numerous articles on authors such as Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, and W.G. Sebald. Her current book project, funded by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), explores the reemergence of Jewish literature in contemporary Germany and Austria. She serves on the editorial boards of Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies and The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook and on the division executive committee of the Modern Language Association of America. At Reed, she offers courses on modern German literature, German Jewish culture, and film and media studies, and she also teaches in Humanities 220.