Institute of Theater Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Gertrud Koch teaches Cinema Studies at the Freie Universität, Berlin. She was Visiting Professor and Scholar at Columbia University, NYU, Washington University, at UIC, UPenn, the Getty Research Center in Los Angeles, the Sorbonne III in Paris, and many others. Her many books and articles deal with aesthetic theory, feminist film theory, as well as questions of historical representation. She has written books on Herbert Marcuse and Siegfried Kracauer, the latter coming out in English in 2005 at Princeton UP, on feminist film theory and on the representation of Jewish history. She has edited volumes on Holocaust representation, perception and interaction, art and film theory. She is co-editor and board member of numerous German and international journals, such as Babylon, Frauen und Film, October, Constellations, Philosophy & Social Criticism. She is currently working on a book about the aesthetics of illusion in film and the other arts.