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222B Carpenter Hall

Office Hours
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-10 am

Sascha Gerhards

Visiting Assistant Professor of German


  • Languages and Cultures
  • German Language & Literature


  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • M.A., University of Rochester
  • B.A., University of Cologne (Germany)

Selected Courses

  • German 101
  • German 201


Sascha Gerhards is a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Earlham. She has formerly taught at Miami University and the University of California, Davis. She served as a tutor in the Department of English at the University of Cologne in Germany.

Research Projects

  • “The 2015 Refugee Crisis and Representations of Muslims in Serialized Media,” journal article based on current research, to be submitted to German Quarterly
  • “Ekelig Zeitlos: Ekel Alfred and the Timelessness of Political Satire in Wolfgang Menge’s Television Series Ein Herz und eine Seele.” (Journal article)
  • “The Long-term Shift to Seriality in German Televised Media and its Roots in German Literature.” (Journal article)
  • Tatort Television: 45 Years of German Social, Political, and Economic Reality, Condensed for the Television Screen (working title). Book project focusing on the sociocultural function of the world’s longest-running crime television series Tatort

Professional Memberships

  • German Studies Association (GSA)

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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