Graduate Student Associate
Kerstin Steitz is a Ph.D. candidate in the German Department. In her dissertation, “Beyond Closure: The Artistic Re-Opening of Holocaust Trials”, she examines literary and filmic responses to the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem and the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial as well as fictional trials by second-generation authors and filmmakers. Kerstin has taught several German language, culture, and literature courses and comparative literature courses in both the U.S. and Germany. She is especially interested in short-term study abroad programs; she has twice served as program assistant for the German Department January-Term in Berlin and five times for programs offered by UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in Stuttgart, Braunschweig, Berlin, and Dresden. Currently, she is teaching a first-year composition course on memory and a graduate seminar, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, together with Dorothe Bach.